July 05, Pahrump, Nev. / Mustang M-11


At about 1200 Pacific time, an amateur-built Mustang M-11 suffered a propeller blade failure during cruise and made a forced landing on a dry lake bed near Pahrump. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The pilot said he experienced a propeller blade failure, with about 21 inches of the aluminum two-bladed McCauley fixed pitch prop separated. The resultant imbalance left the engine hanging by one 3/8-inch bolt.


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