Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 6, 2010, Mooresville, N.C., Beech F33A Bonanza

At about 1830 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced landing into a lake following a loss of engine power. The private pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. During a downwind-to-base turn, at about 500 feet agl, the pilot began the final checklist for landing and activated the fuel pump.

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