June 9, 2012, San Andreas, Calif. Cessna 172B Skyhawk


At about 1130 Pacific time, the airplane made an off-airport forced landing. The commercial pilot and one passenger were not injured; one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual conditions prevailed.

The pilot reported the airplane was in cruise flight at 4000 feet msl when the engine suddenly stopped producing power. He attempted to glide to a nearby airport, but landed in uneven terrain near the airport boundary.


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