Accident Piper PA-28-181 N9248K,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356359
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1996
Time:10:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:Benz Aviation Inc
Registration: N9248K
MSN: 76-90236
Total airframe hrs:3807 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A4M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Coshocton, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ionia, MI (Y30)
Destination airport:(I40)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An instrument flight instructor (CFII) and an instrument rated private pilot were on a dual purpose mission to obtain an instrument compentency check along with a business flight. The pilots reported that they noted evidence of carburetor ice during the flight; therefore, as they began their descent to the destination, they elected to use carburetor heat throughout the remainder of the flight. The pilots reported that as they initiated a missed approach procedure, the airplane engine began to lose power. They began maneuvering for an emergency landing, then the engine lost power completely. The CFII took control of the airplane and maneuvered the airplane to avoid a treeline during the landing. Subsequently, the airplane struck the ground in a snow covered field, while in a right wing low attitude. Both pilots stated that they believed the loss of engine power was due to carburetor ice. However, they were flying in conditions of snow, and 23 miles south at Zanesville, OH, the temperature and dew point were reported to be 19 and 14 degrees F, respectively. According to icing probability charts, conditions were marginally conducive (borderline) for carburetor ice. Postaccident engine examination and a test run revealed no evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction.

Probable Cause: loss of engine power for an undetermined reason(s). A factor relating to the accident was: the proximity of high obstructions (trees) to the emergency landing area.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: BFO96LA037
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report




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