Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 10, 2011, Agoura Hills, Calif., Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow

The airplane sustained substantial damage at about 1813 Pacific time during a forced landing following a reported loss of engine power. The flight instructor and private pilot receiving instruction were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. During cruise flight at 3500 feet msl, the engine began to surge and partially lost power. The flight instructor took control of the airplane and began troubleshooting. Despite numerous attempts to restore full engine power, the flight instructor initiated a forced landing to a nearby field.

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