Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cessna 172B Skyhawk, N7614X: Accident occurred April 23, 2016 in Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA166
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Brimfield, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7614X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During a local flight, the pilot noticed a "miss" in the engine, and observed a gradual loss of power. The pilot advanced the throttle, verified the positions of the mixture control and fuel selector, and briefly applied carburetor heat; however, the engine did not respond, and the pilot turned the carburetor heat control off. The pilot elected to perform a forced landing to a nearby field. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any anomalies. Although the airplane was operating in an area that was conducive to the serious risk of carburetor ice accumulation at a glide power setting, the engine was operating at a cruise power setting at the time of the loss of power. However, had the carburetor accumulated ice, the pilot's brief activation of the carburetor heat would have been insufficient to remedy the situation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined, as postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. 

On April 23, 2016, about 1300 central daylight time, a Cessna 172B airplane, N7614X, conducted a forced landing near Brimfield, Illinois. The private rated pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that during cruise flight, the engine developed a noticeable "miss"; the engine rpms then slowly decreased. The pilot advanced the throttle, with limited effect. He then preformed a magneto check, verified the fuel valve, and mixture control positions. Followed by applying carburetor heat on, then off, without the engine responding. The pilot then selected a field for the forced landing. During the forced landings the airplanes nose gear dug into the dirt, and the airplane nosed over, coming to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage during the accident.

An inspection of the engine by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any abnormalities.

The automated weather observation facility station, located at the General Downing - Peoria International Airport, Peoria, Illinois at 1254, recorded: wind from 050 degrees at 7 knots, 10 miles visibility, a clear sky, temperature 63 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point 42 F, and a barometric pressure of 30.15 inches of mercury. 

The automated weather observation facility station located at the Galesburg Municipal Airport Galesburg, Illinois recorded at 1315, a temperature of 63 degrees (F), and a dew point of 44 F.

The carburetor icing probability chart included in Federal Aviation Administration Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin No. CE-09-35, Carburetor Icing Prevention, indicated that the airplane was operating in an area that was associated with a serious risk of carburetor ice accumulation at glide power settings.

In December 2013, the NTSB issued Safety Alert (SA-029) "Engine power loss due to Carburetor Icing", which emphasized that recognizing weather conditions and applying simple procedures can prevent accidents.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7614X

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA166
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Brimfield, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7614X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 23, 2016, about 1310 central daylight time, a Cessna 172B airplane, N7614X, impacted terrain during a forced landing near Brimfield, Illinois. The private rated pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. 

An initial report to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector was that the pilot and a passenger planned on a local flight. The pilot reported that during cruise flight, the engine had a reduction in power, before a total loss of engine power. He elected to perform a forced landing to a field. The airplane came to rest inverted and sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage during the accident.


The airplane was retained for further examination.



BRIMFIELD — The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that a single engine plane crashed outside of Brimfield on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred about 1 p.m. after the pilot of a Cessna 172 plane reported engine trouble shortly after departing from Tri-County Airport in Yates City, according to the FAA.

The plane landed in a field about three miles south of Brimfield, according to the FAA.

According to media reports, two people were on the plane and were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries after the crash at Shissler and Bell School roads. That information could not be confirmed Saturday night.

The cause of the crash and other details were not available Saturday night.



A single-engine plane crash near Brimfield injures two passengers.

Peoria County Sheriff confirms to WMBD News, the incident occurred on Shissler Rd., near Bell School Rd. after 1 p.m. Saturday.

The two passengers of the plane were able to walk away from the aircraft.

They were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

No word on where the plane was heading or where the flight originated from.

The incident is under investigation.

Original article can be found here:  http://www.1470wmbd.com

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