2003 Bryan C-182 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine TX

C-182E Non-Fatal Bryan, TX May 23, 2003

The commercial pilot reported a partial loss of engine power during takeoff. He was unable to restore full power, and made an emergency off-airport landing, which resulted in structural damage to the airplane. An FAA inspector and an aviation mechanic examined the engine and noted that the gasket between the air filter and carburetor was missing.

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