Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2006 Issue

December 26, 2005, Marshall, Minn. / Piper PA-31-350 Navajo

At about 2030 Central time, the airplane sustained substantial damage after impacting terrain during a forced landing following an in-flight loss of engine power from both engines. Night instrument conditions prevailed for the non-revenue positioning flight. The pilot sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized for observation. At 2035, nearby weather included wind from 260 degrees at four knots; visibility three statute miles and an overcast sky at 300 feet....

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