NTSB Identification: MIA97LA148.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 24, 1997 in TAMPA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112, registration: N6299A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While in cruise flight at 1,100 feet, with the engine operating at 2,200 rpm, a loss of engine power occurred. Attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful, and a forced landing was made in a field, where the aircraft collided with a fence. At the time of the accident, each fuel tank contained uncontaminated fuel. After the accident, the engine was started and operated to full power with no evidence of failure or malfunction. Icing probability curves showed the aircraft was not operating in conditions conducive to serious carburetor icing at the time of the accident.

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

loss of engine for undetermined reason(s), which resulted in a forced landing and subsequent collision with a fence.

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