NTSB Identification: CHI96LA198.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 11, 1996 in PRINCETON, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/03/1996
Aircraft: Piper J-3, registration: N35505
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The pilot reported that while in cruise flight shortly after takeoff, the engine lost power. During a forced landing on a golf course, the airplane contacted a bench, and the landing gear collapsed. Postaccident inspection failed do reveal any mechanical anomalies which would have resulted in the loss of engine power. The forward fuel tank (engine feed tank) contained two to three gallons of fuel, the left wing tank contained four gallons of fuel and the right wing tank was full.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Loss of engine power for an undetermined reason. Full narrative available
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