1989 C-182 Carburetor Icing Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Elmendorf, TX July 2, 1989

The pilot reported that he detected a loss of power during the desent to land that carburetor heat seemed to correct. He discontinued the carburetor heat after a short period of time and the engine failed on final approach at approximately 500 feet agl. The icing probability chart indicates that existing conditions were conducive for carburetor icing and the spark plugs showed evidence of an over rich condition. The engine ran without problem when installed on another aircraft.

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