1990 2 C-182 Carburetor Icing Fatal Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Fatal (2) Estacada, OR December 31, 1990

The engine lost power as the pilot made a power reduction shortly after takeoff. During a forced landing in a christmas tree crop, the airplane stalled about 90 ft agl. Investigation revealed that the muffler cones were missing. Witnesses and the pilot stated that the temperature was 40 deg f and the dew point aprx 36 deg. That combination is within the range favorable to induction system icing.

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