Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2010 Issue

November 20, 2009, Port Charlotte, Fla., Piper PA-28-151

At about 1130 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing in a wooded area. Visual conditions prevailed. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. The pilot heard a loud pop sound followed by a substantial loss of engine power. Attempts to restore engine power were unsuccessful.

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