NTSB Identification: FTW94LA115.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1994 in SAN ANGELO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N3521K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PILOT EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A FENCE. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE MUFFLER BAFFLE HAD COME LOOSE.

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

THE PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN.

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