NTSB Identification: FTW00LA019.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 23, 1999 in JEANERETTE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Cessna TU206A, registration: N4807F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot stated that while descending through 6,000 feet msl, the engine lost power. The pilot reported that when he enriched the mixture, the engine regained power. He stated that he left the mixture full rich; however, when the airplane was at 600 feet and turning to base, the engine lost power again. He stated that he attempted to clear a ditch on the approach end of the runway with back elevator pressure. The airplane then 'nosed in and bounced about 50 feet,' coming to rest nose down. A mechanic, who test ran the engine following the accident, stated that he started the engine and ran it on the airplane for 25 minutes through all its parameters with no anomalies noted.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The total loss of power for undetermined reasons and the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed, while clearing a ditch during a forced landing, resulting in an inadvertent stall. A factor was the ditch. Full narrative available
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