NTSB Identification: DEN00LA072.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 2000 in ROCKY FORD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Weatherly 201B, registration: N1292W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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While on an aerial application flight conducting seeding from approximately 100 feet above ground level, the engine lost all power. The pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field and during the landing roll the aircraft nosed over causing damage to the fuselage aft of the cockpit area. Examination of the engine provided evidence of a rocker arm failure.

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

A total loss of power due to an engine rocker arm failure and soft/unsuitable terrain during the subsequent forced landing.

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