Accident Piper PA-12 N7243V,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286362
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Date:Sunday 13 January 2008
Time:15:34 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-12
Registration: N7243V
MSN: 123238
Year of manufacture:1947
Total airframe hrs:3730 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Centerville, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:The Dalles Airport, OR (DLS/KDLS)
Destination airport:GOLDENDALE, WA (S20)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the airplane when the engine lost power. He stated that the carburetor heat was on at the time. The pilot reported that he attempted to regain power; however, the engine did not respond and the airplane subsequently collided with terrain in a nose-low attitude. The airplane nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the firewall and empennage. Post accident examination of the engine by a certified airframe and powerplant mechanic revealed no mechanical anomalies with the engine. Trace amounts of water were noted in the carburetor's accelerator pump during the examination. Data taken from a carburetor icing probability chart showed that the known temperature conditions were favorable for "icing" at "glide and cruise power" settings.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to carburetor icing conditions and the failure of the pilot to use the correct amount of carburetor heat for the existing conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA08LA063
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report




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