Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2011 Issue

February 10, 2011, Novato, Calif., Aeronca 7AC

The airplane experienced a total loss of engine power on approach for landing at about 1352 Pacific time. The pilot made a forced landing on a soft dirt field, and the airplane came to rest about 500 feet short of the runway. During rollout, the airplane collided with a fence, bending the right wing and lift strut. The airplane was substantially damaged, but the pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

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