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1997 C-182 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Derby, KS August 17, 1997

According to the pilot, the flight departed Cook Field uneventfully and attained an altitude of approximately 800 feet above ground level when the airplane experienced a complete loss of engine power. The pilot stated that, ‘the windshield was covered with oil,’ and by looking out the pilot’s side window he was able to land uneventfully in a field.

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According to the pilot, the flight departed Cook Field uneventfully and attained an altitude of approximately 800 feet above ground level when the airplane experienced a complete loss of engine power. The pilot stated that, ‘the windshield was covered with oil,’ and by looking out the pilot’s side window he was able to land uneventfully in a field.

Read the NTSB report…

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