Squawk Box

June 2001 Issue

Cessna Engines

New-production Cessna piston aircraft showing signs of chronic fuel flow problems

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts. Click here to view "Airworthiness Directives."

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Recently, a Cessna 172R made an off-airport landing after the pilot/CFI was unable to restart the engine following a power-off stall demonstration. The engine idle speed and fuel flow setting were found to be out of adjustment.

Other model 172R and 172S aircraft were examined and found to exhibit settings that were as much out of adjustment or worse than the one involved in the off-airport landing.

Reports concerning 182S and T206H models indicate this problem may involve...

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