NTSB Identification: CHI99LA320.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 04, 1999 in SOUTH WAYNE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 172D, registration: N2972U
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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The aircraft was in cruise at 2000 feet msl when the engine started missing. The pilot selected an emergency field, but the plane was too high, and the pilot then selected another field to make the emergency landing to. The aircraft struck trees while on approach to that field.

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

the pilot's improper selection of an emergency field and failure to maintain clearance from the trees. The cause of the loss of engine power was not determined.

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