Preliminary Accident Reports

December 1999 Issue

Sept. 14, Summerville, Ga. / Cessna 182

At about 16:30 EDT, a Cessna 182P hit trees during an emergency landing in Summerville after losing power. The pilot was not injured. The pilot had taken off from LaFayette about 15 minutes earlier. The pilot said the engine went to idle shortly after takeoff. Examination of the airplane found that the throttle linkage had separated from the throttle arm. The airplane had just had a new engine installed....

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