NTSB Identification: MIA98LA029.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 08, 1997 in NAPLES, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N97074
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated he had a loss of engine power after takeoff. The airplane was 200 above the ground, and not able to return to the airport, so the pilot chose a landing spot about 1/2 mile from the runway. Upon landing, the aircraft impacted trees and was substantially damaged. Examination of the aircraft and engine showed no evidence of pre-crash anomalies. The engine was operated to full power during a test run.

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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