Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 17, 2011, Jonesborough, Tenn., Cessna 150H

At about 1800 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power after takeoff from a private airstrip. The private pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot later reported the airplane sat for approximately a month prior to the accident flight, with its wing fuel tanks about one-quarter full. His preflight inspection included sumping the fuel tanks, and he thought he had removed all water and contamination from the fuel tanks.

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