Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2011 Issue

November 16, 2010, Hobe Sound, Fla., Cessna 172

The airplane was substantially damaged at about 0940 Eastern time during a forced landing following an in-flight loss of engine power. The solo airline transport pilot was not injured. Day, visual conditions prevailed. About 20 minutes into the flight, the engine began to lose power. The pilot informed ATC and requested a vector to the closest airport.

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