Feb. 12, Duanesburg, N.Y. / Cessna 152


At 09:30 EST, a Cessna 152 on an instructional flight was substantially damaged during a forced landing near the Duanesburg Airport. Neither occupant was injured. The student was practicing emergency procedures and successfully accomplished a touch-and-go after the first simulated engine failure. While on downwind, the instructor simulated the second engine failure. The student turned toward the runway, but at 400 feet the instructor realized they would not make it. He advanced the throttle, but the engine did not respond. The instructor was only able to insure that the throttle and fuel selector were properly set before the airplane struck a tree, stalled, and fell to the ground. Weather conditions at the time were conducive for serious carb icing.


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