Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2000 Issue

July 19, Columbus, Ohio / Cessna 172

At about 08:10 eastern time, a Cessna 172M overran the runway and crashed when it turned back toward the airport after losing power on initial climb from Ohio State University Airport. The pilot received minor injuries. The pilot said he drained the sumps and found no water, then took off from runway 9R. When the airplane was about 500 feet above the ground, the engine started to sputter and then lost power. The pilot turned to land on runway 27R but overran the runway and crashed into a fence 500 feet beyond the end of the runway. No water was found in the tanks after the crash. Investigators ran the engine for about 15 seconds, during which time it ran “labored.” The bracket air filter was...

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