November 4, 2010, Fruitvale, Texas, Siai-Marchetti S.205/22R


At approximately 2100 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged when the pilot struck a power line and trees, and impacted terrain after the engine lost power. Night visual conditions prevailed. The solo pilot was seriously injured. The cross-country flight originated at Denton (DTO), Texas, and was en route to Shreveport (SHV), La.

According to the FAA, the pilot had flown from SHV to DTO earlier that day, and was en route back to SHV. He did not refuel in DTO. En route, he encountered strong headwinds. The engine lost power and the pilot made a night forced landing.


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