Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2013 Issue

January 19, 2013, Marysville, Calif., Cessna 172F Skyhawk

The airplane collided into a muddy field at about 1605 Pacific time following a total loss of engine power during initial climb. The flight instructor and passenger sustained minor injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane had recently undergone an annual inspection; the accident flight was the first one since that maintenance was conducted. After takeoff, the instructor made the short flight to the destination and decided to perform several touch-and-go landings.

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