NTSB Identification: DEN93LA071.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 20, 1993 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N2915E
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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AFTER BEING AIRBORNE FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES, ON A LOCAL AREA FLIGHT, THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT FOR LANDING AND DURING APPROACH THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER FOLLOWED BY A COMPLETE POWER LOSS. THE PILOT CONDUCTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FIELD APPROXIMATELY ONE QUARTER MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE FIELD WAS SOFT AND DURING LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. INSPECTION REVEALED DEBRIS IN THE CARBURETOR FILTER.

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

TOTAL LOSS OF POWER RESULTING FROM A BLOCKED CARBURETOR FUEL FILTER. A FACTOR WAS: SOFT TERRAIN ENCOUNTERED DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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