Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2008 Issue

December 8, 2007, Spokane, Wash., Cessna 182

The pilot reported an uneventful runup and normal takeoff. During initial climb, the engine lost power and he initiated a 180-degree turn towards the departure runway due to a lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing. During the forced landing, the airplane struck an airport perimeter fence and subsequently nosed into the ground. A post-accident inspection of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical anomalies. The reason for the loss of engine power was undetermined.

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