NTSB Identification: MIA98LA093.
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Accident occurred Thursday, March 05, 1998 in TITUSVILLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1998
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N8342E
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The pilot stated he experienced a partial loss of engine power on base leg for landing. He made a forced landing to the only available forced landing area, which resulted in an in-flight collision with wires and terrain. Examination of the airframe and flight controls revealed no evidence of a precrash mechanical failure or malfunction. The source of the reported partial loss of engine power could not be determined.

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

loss of engine power for undetermined reason(s), which resulted in a forced landing. Factors relating to the accident were: the lack of suitable terrain and obstructions in the emergency landing area.

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