Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2011 Issue

December 4, 2010, Pullman, Wash., Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub

The pilot was chasing coyotes at low level over open snow-covered terrain when he noticed the airplane’s engine was beginning to lose power and run rough. He applied carburetor heat and full power, but just as the engine started to regain power, the airplane’s main wheels broke through the crusty snow layer.

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