NTSB Identification: DEN90DTE09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42706.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 30, 1990 in TRINIDAD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: TRAMMEL AVID FLYER, registration: N5002L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON A ROADWAY. DURING FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY SWITCHED OFF THE MAGNETOS. THE SUBSEQUENT TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER NECESSITATED A LANDING SHORT OF THE PLANNED LANDING AREA. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED AGAINST FENCE POSTS AT A CATTLE GURD INSTALLED ON THE ROADWAY.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO FOLLOW PUBLISHED PROCEDURES WHEN HE INADVERTENTLY SHUT OFF THE MAGNETOS WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH.

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