NTSB Identification: MIA95LA049.
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Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1994 in TAVARES, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N2829P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT THE ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE NO.3 CONNECTING ROD, AND LOST POWER. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING TO A PRIVATE AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE LANDED SHORT OF THE AIRPORT IN A FIELD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE NO.3 CONNECTING ROD RESULTING IN A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A FORCED LANDING WAS A FACTOR.

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