Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2006 Issue

December 24, 2005, Ramona, Calif. / Lancair 320 Experimental

The airplane impacted trees and terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power at 1310 Pacific time. The Private pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries; the airplane was destroyed. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, the flight was about 35 miles out from its destination when he initiated a descent by reducing power. About four miles from the airport at 4000 feet, engine rpm and manifold pressure began to steadily decrease. The engine did not regain power, and the pilot diverted his attention to an emergency landing spot. During the forced landing the left wingtip clipped a tree limb and the airplane impacted the ground. The pilot had purchased the ai...

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