Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 26, 2013, Atwater, Calif., Cessna 152

At about 1810 Pacific time, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power while on approach for landing. The pilot made a forced landing in an open field. During the landing rollout, the airplane struck a culvert and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. The solo student pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its tail section and wings. Visual conditions prevailed.

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