NTSB Identification: ANC94LA121.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1994 in WRANGELL, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N78428
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE AIRPLANE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS DURING CRUISE FLIGHT. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN PARTIAL POWER BY PUMPING THE THROTTLE. HE SELECTED A FORCED LANDING AREA AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE RIGHT WING HIT A 'DEAD TREE SNAG.' THE REASON FOR THE ENGINE POWER PROBLEM WAS UNDETERMINED.

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

LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDERTERMINED REASONS AND THE LACK OF A SUITABLE LANDING AREA.

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