Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 27, Brenham, Texas / Piper Arrow

At 17:45 central time, a Piper PA-28R-200 struck a fence after losing engine power shortly after takeoff from Brenham Municipal Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings when the engine lost power. The pilot elected to land the airplane in a field south of the airport. During the landing roll the airplane impacted two cows and a fence, and the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the engine revealed that the throttle linkage was disconnected from the fuel injector body....

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