NTSB Identification: FTW94LA069.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 10, 1994 in SAN BENITO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1995
Aircraft: NELSON FORD V-6 STOL 262, registration: N4288L
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT DURING INITIAL CLIMB FROM RUNWAY 12. DURING A RIGHT TURNOUT, THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND RESTARTED ACCORDING TO THE WITNESS. AS THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LEVEL THE AIRPLANE WINGS FOR LANDING ON RUNWAY 30, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PILOT SUFFERS AMNESIA AND TO DATE DOES NOT REMEMBER THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER WITH THE CAUSE UNDETERMINED. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

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