Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2000 Issue

Jan. 29, Wiscasset, Maine / Cessna 150

At 12:20 EST, a Cessna 150 was damaged while making a forced landing shortly after takeoff from Wiscasset Airport. The pilot was not injured, The pilot told investigators the engine quit about 150 feet above the ground. He tried to turn back to the runway but landed about 100 feet short. The pilot stated that he thought the fuel vents had been clogged with ice. He also stated that during the preflight, he did not sump the wing fuel tanks because the drains were frozen, and that he found water when he drained the fuel strainer....

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