Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2003 Issue

September 01, Fajardo, Puerto Rico / Cessna 172

At about 1210 eastern time, a Cessna 172F lost engine power on initial climb and was damaged in the ensuing forced landing. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said he took off and, as he climbed through 300 feet agl, the engine lost power. He attempted to turn back to the runway but landed in a field about a half mile from the runway....

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