Preliminary Accident Reports

August 2000 Issue

May 28, Kaufman, Texas / Cessna 195

At 09:30 CDT, an ATP-rated pilot suffered minor injuries when his Cessna 195 departed the runway during a precautionary landing. The pilot reported that, while in cruise flight, the engine stopped developing full power and he determined that the left magneto had failed. He initiated a precautionary landing to Hall Airport. The pilot said the runway he landed on had a dirt bank about two feet high running down the centerline. During the touchdown the airplane contacted the dirt bank and subsequently departed the left side of the runway. The pilot said there was an X made out of PVC pipe at the end of the runway; however, he did not see it prior to landing because it was covered by tall grass....

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