1989 C-182 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Sparta, IL February 25, 1989

Accident airplane was being used for sport parachute activity when engine failed during the initial climb of a jump sortie. The pic instructed his four skydiver passengers to assume a crash position and accomplished an off airport landing in a soft field. During the landing roll the nose landing gear collapsed. Post accident examination of the engine revealed a piece of duct tape obstructing the carburetor venturi restricting airflow to the engine.

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