This is an excerpt from a report made to the Aviation Safety Reporting System. The narrative is written by the pilot, rather than FAA or NTSB officials. To maintain anonymity, many details, such as aircraft model or airport, are often scrubbed from the reports.
On descent for landing my Champion Citabria 7ECA’s engine lost all power.
I immediately told tower that I had a priority situation and was experiencing engine failure. I rocked the wings, turned fuel back and forth, put throttle in out, mixture also, along with checking mags, etc.
Engine finally came back to some power and then all power returned.
Continued on for a successful landing at ZZZ. Upon parking aircraft at the hangar had fuel topped off, it took 24 gallons to top. I had 12 gallons remaining.
Checked airplane out with mechanic and found broken mixture control cable as the cause. Cable was completely severed at the carburetor.
Primary Problem: Aircraft