NTSB Identification: NYC95LA053.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, February 14, 1995 in COLTS NECK, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89712
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The airplane was in level flight at 1,500 ft msl with the crew intending to conduct ground reference maneuvers. The instructor noticed a loss of power and verified the student did not inadvertently reduce the power. The instructor used emergency procedures but the engine continued to lose power. He made a forced landing in a field during which the airplane crossed a ditch and nosed over. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed no anomalies.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A factor relating to this accident was the unsuitable terrain.

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