NTSB Identification: NYC97LA133.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 01, 1997 in OLD BRIDGE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/28/2000
Aircraft: Beech C24R, registration: N5156M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The purpose of the flight was to practice simulated engine failures. The first simulated engine failure was conducted to a landing, and the second was terminated with a go-around. During the third simulated engine failure, the instructor observed that the airplane was low, and verbally instructed the student to add power. The student added full power; however, the engine did not respond. The airplane then touched down on the grass, to the right of the runway, and encountered a drainage ditch. Examination of the engine revealed no evidence of a pre impact malfunction.

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

Loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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