Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 8, 2009, Fresno, Calif., Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk

At about 1248 Pacific time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during initial climb. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses observed the airplane take off and heard the engine sputtering.

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