NTSB Identification: SEA95LA040.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 21, 1995 in HILLSBORO, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/19/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N748
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKE OFF, THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN FULL POWER AND ELECTED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING TO AN OPEN SOFT FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH SOFT TERRAIN AND THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE FOUND TO INDICATE A MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE SUSPECTED FUEL CONTAMINATION; HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO SUBSTANTIATE THIS CLAIM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. Full narrative available
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