December 02, Birmingham, Ala. / Cessna 182


At 1950 central time, a Cessna 182K struck wires and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Birmingham International Airport following a loss of engine power. The pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. The pilot said he was arriving on an IFR flight plan when the engine lost power on approach. The airplane collided with a power line as the pilot maneuvered for the emergency landing. Examination found the throttle cable separated from the throttle linkage.


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