Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2003 Issue

December 10, Eagle, Colo. / Mooney M20K

At about 1115 mountain time, a Mooney 252 lost engine power and was damaged in a forced landing at Eagle County Airport. The two occupants were not injured. The pilot said the airplane had lifted off and climbed to 50 feet when the engine lost power. He attempted to land on the 2,000 feet of runway remaining, but the airplane slid off the icy runway, traveled across a 600-foot overrun, and collided with a ditch. Airport emergency personnel who responded to the scene reported finding cowl plugs still in place....

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