Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2011 Issue

March 15, 2011, Alachua, Fla., Cessna 182P

At about 1353 Eastern time, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot subsequently made an off-airport forced landing to a field and, during the landing roll, the airplane nosed over. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Visual conditions prevailed.

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