NTSB Identification: IAD96LA051.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 17, 1996 in CELINA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/22/1996
Aircraft: MULHOLLAND WITCHAWK, registration: N152JM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that about 10-15 minutes after takeoff, he noticed that the airplane's liquid-cooled engine temperature was higher than normal. He elected to make a precautionary landing in an open bean field. During the landing roll, the landing gear sunk into the mud and the airplane flipped over onto its back.

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

the pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for a precautionary landing.

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