1994 C-170 Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-170 Non-Fatal Bushnell, FL April 26, 1994

The commercial pilot was about 50 feet agl on initial takeoff climb when the airplane started to vibrate and the engine started running rough. The pilot determined that he could not clear trees at the end of an open field and made a forced landing straight ahead maneuvering around some trees and cattle. The pilot stated he flared a little high, landed hard and the right main landing gear separated.

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