Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2010 Issue

August 2, 2010, Mashpee, Mass., Cessna 177B Cardinal

The airplane sustained a loss of engine power and was ditched at about 1205 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane sustained substantial damage; the private pilot and passenger were not injured. While preparing to land, the pilot moved the propeller control to the low pitch position and applied carburetor heat, but the engine quit. He immediately removed carburetor heat engine power was not restored.

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