NTSB Identification: CHI00LA223.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 24, 2000 in HARRISBURG, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 210N, registration: N5525A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane was operated by Teledyne Continental Motors as research and development aircraft equipped with a fully automated digital electronic control system. The pilot reported a partial loss of engine power and a rough running engine during cruise flight. During the forced landing, a car came over a hill on the road, which the pilot was attempting to land on. To avoid hitting the car, the pilot banked into a tree line along side of the road. Examination of the airplane reveled no anomalies.

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

The power loss for undetermined reasons and unsuitable terrain.

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