Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2007 Issue

October 11, 2007, Santaquin, Utah, Diamond Aircraft Industries DA 20-C1

The airplane sustained substantial damageóa collapsed nose gearóduring an off-field landing. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The student pilot was performing a series of slow-flight and stall maneuvers when the engine suddenly quit. The pilot was unable to restart it and executed a forced landing in an open field. During the landing roll, the nose gear sank into some soft terrain and was torn loose from the airframe structure.

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