Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2006 Issue

May 20, 2006, Jennings, La. / Boeing A75

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1830 Central time during a forced landing following a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff. The Commercial pilot and his passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot reported that while climbing through an altitude of 30 to 40 feet agl, the airplane’s engine lost power. The pilot elected to turn toward an open field. Shortly before touchdown, as the pilot was attempting to avoid a fence, the airplane stalled and impacted the ground....

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