NTSB Identification: ATL95LA040.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 1995 in ORANGE BEACH, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N32411
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS INITIATING A VISUAL APPROACH FOR LANDING. HE SWITCHED FUEL TANKS TO THE LEFT TANK POSITION, AND THE ENGINE ROUGHENED UP, AND QUIT. UNABLE TO MAKE THE RUNWAY, HE FORCE LANDED IN A WOODED, SWAMPY AREA. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, A TEST RUN OF THE ENGINE WAS PERFORMED ON THE AIRFRAME. THE ENGINE STARTED ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT, AND RAN FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES. THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF POWER COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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