Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2009 Issue

July 24, 2009, Fort Pierce, Fla., American AA-5

At about 0852 Central time, the airplane lost power during climbout and executed a forced landing next to a busy city thoroughfare. The airplane impacted trees and a light pole, but remained upright and came to rest in a grassy area next to the road. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot was fatally injured and the four passengers onboard were seriously injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

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