NTSB Identification: LAX96LA254.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 29, 1996 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: GRAY BERKUT, registration: N260DG
Injuries: 5 Minor.

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The accident occurred on the airplane's second flight after issuance of an experimental airworthiness certificate. The engine lost power during final approach, and the airplane collided with a tree and an automobile while landing on the center median of a freeway. The reason for the loss of power could not be determined.

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

Loss of engine power during final approach for undetermined reasons. A factor in the accident was the nature of the terrain for the forced landing.

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