Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2006 Issue

March 7, 2006, Wetumpka, Ala. / Ercoupe E

At 2130 Central time, the aircraft was substantially damaged during a forced landing in a field following loss of engine power. Visual conditions prevailed. The Commercial pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The pilot later stated that the engine began to lose power while en route. He contacted ATC and declared an emergency and then made an emergency landing in an open field. The airplane collided with a ditch on landing rollout, and nosed over inverted....

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