January 3, 2012, Conroe, Texas, Cessna 172P Skyhawk


The solo pilot made a forced landing on a street at about 2145 Central time after the engine lost power. The airplane was substantially damaged but the pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Civil Air Patrol, Maxwell AFB, Ala. Visual conditions prevailed.

Preliminary information indicates the engine lost power approximately 15 minutes into the flight. The pilot was six miles from the destination airport but did not have sufficient altitude to reach it and was forced to land on a street. When the airplane was on final approach, it struck power lines. After landing, the airplane struck a power pole, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing.



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