Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2009 Issue

September 8, 2009, Milner, Ga., Socata TB9 Tampico

At about 1537 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing. Visual conditions prevailed. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. During descent from cruise, the engine began vibrating/shaking. The pilot executed emergency procedures, advised ATC and continued toward the nearest airport. Unable to make the airport, the pilot secured the engine and configured the airplane for an off-airport landing in an open field when it collided with the tops of pine trees.

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