NTSB Identification: FTW91DRA04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44699.
Accident occurred Monday, June 17, 1991 in WALLIS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N4719Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED A 300 RPM DROP AND A LOSS OF POWER DURING INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF FROM A PRIVATE STRIP. HE STATED THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT CAPABLE OF SUBSTAINING FLIGHT AND HE ELECTED TO LAND STRAIGHT AHEAD IN A MAIZE FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, IN SOFT TERRAIN, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER AND SPUN 360 DEGREES. THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

THE PARTIAL POWER LOSS DURING A CRITICAL PHASE OF FLIGHT. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN ONTO WHICH A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING COULD HAVE BEEN EXECUTED.

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