NTSB Identification: LAX00LA111.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 26, 2000 in SAN BERNARDINO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N99590
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The vintage airplane was in cruise flight when the engine began to run roughly, then lost power totally. The pilot performed an off airport landing and collided with a fence. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed that the number 1 engine cylinder exhaust valve had failed at the valve neck.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the total failure of the engine number 1 cylinder exhaust valve. Full narrative available
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