Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 4, 2009, Oroville, Calif., Piper PA-28-180

At about 1100 Pacific time, the airplane was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during initial climb. The private pilot and his passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. At about 100 to 200 feet above ground, the engine lost power. The pilot initiated a left 180-degree turn towards the runway and executed a forced landing.

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