Accident Cessna 120 N57N, Monday 12 January 2009
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Date:Monday 12 January 2009
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 120
Owner/operator:Kobs Edward J
Registration: N57N
MSN: 11996
Total airframe hrs:5623 hours
Engine model:Continental C85 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Woodstock, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Calhoun-Tom B. David Field, GA (KCZL)
Destination airport:Woodstock, GA (5GA4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on the base leg of the traffic pattern, the pilot states that he applied carburetor heat and reduced the engine power to idle. He reported that when he turned onto the final leg, the airplane was lower than he wanted it be and that he advanced the throttle control, but the engine did not respond. The airplane subsequently struck trees prior to the runway and then impacted the ground. Both wings and the fuselage were substantially damaged. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the accident by the pilot about 1 month after the accident. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector was conducted about 6 weeks after the accident and did not reveal evidence of any preaccident malfunctions. A weather report from an airport located about 9 miles northeast of the accident site about the time of the accident indicated a temperature of 9 degrees Celsius (C) and a dew point of -7 degrees C.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power, as reported by the pilot, for undetermined reasons.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA09CA171
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 November 2005 N57N Private 0 Woodstock, Georgia sub


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