Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2007 Issue

February 27, 2007, Athens, Texas, Cessna T182T

At approximately 1506 Central time, the brand-new airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing. The Commercial pilot was seriously injured; the two passengers sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, the turbine-inlet-temperature warning light illuminated, followed by a sudden loss of engine power. When the pilot realized he would not be able to make a nearby airport, he landed in a grass field.

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