NTSB Identification: FTW95LA203.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, May 16, 1995 in ROCKPORT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N22086
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AS HE APPROACHED HIS DESTINATION, THE ENGINE 'SPUTTERED AND CHOKE' AND THEN LOST ALL POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A HIGHWAY BRIDGE IMPACTING TWO MARKER POSTS AND STRUCTURALLY DAMAGING ONE WING SPAR. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE #2 CYLINDER EXHAUST VALVE WAS STUCK OPEN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO A STUCK EXHAUST VALVE. THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING WAS A FACTOR. Full narrative available
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