Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2001 Issue

April 04, Osteen, Fla. / Piper Seminole

At about 11:40 eastern time, a Piper PA-44-180 operated by Comair Aviation Academy collided with a ditch while making a forced landing following loss of power in one engine. The flight instructor, student and passenger were not injured. The instructor said the airplane’s right engine had failed on a flight the day before. The maintenance department worked on the magneto system and then returned the airplane to service. During a climb the right engine backfired and lost power. The instructor took control and tried to restart the engine without success. The airplane would not maintain altitude on the left engine and the instructor landed the airplane in a field....

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