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N94305 accident description

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Crash location 45.949444°N, 94.346944°W
Nearest city Little Falls, MN
45.946632°N, 94.295277°W
2.5 miles away
Tail number N94305
Accident date 25 Apr 2013
Aircraft type Engineering & Research 415-C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was performing take-offs and landings when the accident occurred. On one of the landings, when the airplane was on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, the engine went to idle. The pilot attempted to land the airplane on the runway but struck a fence short of the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed that the outer flexible sheath of the throttle cable had come loose from the crimped metal sleeve which was part of the instrument panel fitting. Movement of the cockpit throttle control would not actuate the throttle arm of the carburetor. Records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1946 and the throttle cable appeared to be original. No entry indicating replacement of the cable was found in the airplane's maintenance records.

NTSB Probable Cause

The failure of the airplane's throttle cable.

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