NTSB Identification: FTW93LA248.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 28, 1993 in TULSA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N41377
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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THE NOSE LANDING GEAR WAS BENT AFT APPROXIMATELY 20 DEGREES WHEN THE NOSE GEAR IMPACTED A DIRT MOUNT DURING THE ROLLOUT PORTION OF A FORCED LANDING, FOLLOWING A LOSS OF POWER WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT. SMOKE WAS OBSERVED COMING FROM UNDER THE COWLING AFTER THE PILOT AND HIS THREE PASSENGERS DISEMBARKED THE AIRPLANE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS SUMMONED, BUT THE AIRPLANE WAS TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES BY THE TIME THE APPROPRIATE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT ARRIVED AT THE SCENE. THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND THE ENGINE FIRE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND ENGINE FIRE FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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