Friday, August 17, 2012

Cessna 152, N152BA: Accident occurred August 17, 2012 in Rockford, Illinois

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA599
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 17, 2012 in Rockford, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N152BA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While on a visual approach to the runway during the instructional flight, the engine lost partial power. The flight instructor reported that the engine was operating normally and then the engine rpm abruptly decreased from 2,200 to about 1,300. The carburetor heat was in the OFF position for the approach. The flight instructor's efforts to regain engine power were unsuccessful. Unable to make a landing at the airport, the instructor executed a forced landing to a field. The airplane touched down short of the airport, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the vertical stabilizer and rudder were bent; no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation were identified. The engine was test run at various power settings with no anomalies noted. Although a carburetor icing probability chart revealed that the ambient temperature and dew point at the time of the accident favored serious carburetor icing at glide power, the pilot reported that the engine was not at glide power when the power loss occurred. Accordingly, the investigation was not able to identify the reason for the power loss.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the engine revealed no anomalies.

  Regis#: 152BA        Make/Model: C152      Description: 152, A152, Aerobat
  Date: 08/17/2012     Time: 2050

  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Destroyed

  City: ROCKFORD   State: IL   Country: US


INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   2     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    

  Activity: Training      Phase: Unknown      Operation: OTHER

  FAA FSDO: WEST CHICAGO, IL  (GL03)              Entry date: 08/20/2012 – Rockford’s News Leader


ROCKFORD (WREX) - A small, single engine plane crashed in a soy bean field just south of 1100 Samuelson Road on Friday. 

The plane experience engine problems and during the emergency landing, the aircraft flipped on its roof. The pilot and single passenger are okay. The plane is registered to Poplar Grove Airmotive, based at the Poplar Grove Airport (C77), Illinois.

As of 4:50 p.m.Rockford Police are waiting on the FAA decision to remove the plane.

ROCKFORD —   There were no injuries after a single-engine airplane crashed today near the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

Rockford police said the pilot had engine problems and landed the plan in a bean field near the 1100 block of Samuelson Road. The aircraft flipped upside down during the emergency landing, but both the pilot and passenger escaped without injury.

Officers are awaiting a Federal Aviation Administration decision to remove the plan from the field.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A small plane has crashed near the Rockford Airport in the 1300 Block of Samuelson. At this time, information is limited and authorities have not released the type of plane involved.

Police at the scene say two passengers were inside and have reported no severe injuries. It has been reported that the engine stalled and the plane flipped once.

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