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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240825
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Time:14:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH7A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeronca 7BCM (L-16A)
Registration: N9325H
MSN: 7BCM-21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Zelienople, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA (KPJC)
Destination airport:Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA (KPJC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was returning to the airport to practice takeoffs and landings. About 15 minutes into the flight, while flying level at 1,900 ft mean sea level, the engine "abruptly" stopped. The pilot performed a forced landing to a nearby muddy hay field. During the landing roll, the right main landing gear buckled, collapsing the gear rearward and resulting in substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.
Engine control continuity was confirmed, and spark from both magnetos and all spark plugs were noted. A mechanic working on the airplane following the accident reported that a piece of the air filter gasket was lodged in the carburetor intake. It is likely that the obstruction of airflow caused by the gasket resulted in the loss of engine power.

Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to obstruction of the carburetor air intake by a piece of the air filter gasket that had become detached.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

02-Sep-2020 13:52 ASN Update Bot Added
27-Mar-2021 12:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]
27-Mar-2021 14:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Category, Accident report]
27-Mar-2021 15:29 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2022 19:13 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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