Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2009 Issue

March 7, 2009, Oceanside, Calif., Cessna 172R

At about 1750 Pacific time, the airplane made an off-airport forced landing following a loss of engine power. The private pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed. During the landing sequence, the airplane touched down on flat ground and then collided with a ditch.

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