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1998 C-182 Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Independence, MO May 19, 1998

The pilot reported that as the airplane was descending through 4,000 feet msl it started loosing power. She leveled off, pulled carburetor heat on, and switched fuel tanks. She reported that, ‘Upon restart the engine backfired and quit.’ She reported that she trimmed the airplane for best glide (80 mph) and flew directly for the airport 2.5 miles away. At .5 miles from the airport she realized she would not make the runway so she decided to land short.

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The pilot reported that as the airplane was descending through 4,000 feet msl it started loosing power. She leveled off, pulled carburetor heat on, and switched fuel tanks. She reported that, ‘Upon restart the engine backfired and quit.’ She reported that she trimmed the airplane for best glide (80 mph) and flew directly for the airport 2.5 miles away. At .5 miles from the airport she realized she would not make the runway so she decided to land short.

Read the NTSB report…

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