Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2000 Issue

July 10, Santa Maria, Calif. / Piper Cherokee 180

At 13:45 Pacific time, a Piper PA-28-180 lost power in flight and was damaged during the ensuing off-airport landing. The four occupants received minor injuries. The flight originated from Concord, Calif., two hours earlier. The Santa Maria tower reported the pilot declared an emergency due to low fuel. The airplane landed on city streets about 1 mile from the airport, hitting a tree and residence....

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