NTSB Identification: NYC99LA112.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 16, 1999 in MONROE, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/2001
Aircraft: Abrams TITAN TORNADO, registration: N194PA
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While in cruise flight, the homebuilt airplane's engine lost total power. During the forced landing, the airplane's left wing contacted the ground and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the engine revealed that the magneto (mag) cylinder connecting rod bearing had failed. Additionally, the 2-cycle engine had been manufactured as a snowmobile engine.

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

The failure of the magneto (mag) cylinder bearing resulting in a total loss of power and subsequent forced landing.

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