NTSB Identification: CHI94LA091.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 18, 1994 in LA CROSSE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704CE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT WERE PRACTICING STEEP TURNS WHEN THE AIRPLANE'S ENGINE LOST ALL POWER. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A SNOW COVERED FIELD. THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED A FRACTURED EXHAUST VALVE IN THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE EXHAUST VALVE IN THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER. THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING WAS A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.

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