Accident Yakovlev Yak 52 N2183F, Wednesday 17 July 2002
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Date:Wednesday 17 July 2002
Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak 52
Owner/operator:
Registration: N2183F
MSN: 899311
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:228 hours
Engine model:Vendeneyev M-14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Parrish, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wauchula, FL (F37)
Destination airport:Manatee, FL (X48)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
According to the pilot, 10 minutes into his flight back to home base, the engine backfired and stopped running. Terrain for an emergency landing was unsuitable, but he went for what he considered the best option, and collided with a farm tractor. The collision separated the aircraft's propeller and nose landing gear. Postcrash examination of the airframe and engine by FAA personnel revealed adequate, uncontaminated fuel aboard and a cracked carburetor body at the main fuel feed line attachment that appeared to have existed precrash.

Probable Cause: The in-flight failure of a carburetor/fuel line fitting, resulting in loss of engine power, a forced landing to unsuitable terrain, and a ground collision with a farm vehicle during the emergency landing.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA02LA136
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB MIA02LA136

Revision history:

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