NTSB Identification: CHI95LA309.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 03, 1995 in WALWORTH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5465B
Injuries: 2 Minor,3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT CLIMBING THROUGH 550 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. HE LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE, ESTABLISHED A GLIDE, CHECKED THE ENGINE CONTROLS AND FUEL SELECTOR, AND PULLED THE CARBURETOR HEAT CONTROL TO NO AVAIL. AT ONE POINT, 'THE ENGINE STARTED BUT WOULD RUN AT A FAST IDLE, AND FOR ONLY A FEW SECONDS.' HE CONDUCTED A FORCED LANDING IN A SOYBEAN FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO ANOMALIES. DURING A TEST IN A PRODUCTION TEST CELL, THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY AND PRODUCED MAXIMUM RATED POWER.

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

loss of engine power which occurred for an undetermined reason. A factor was the soft terrain in the emergency landing site.

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