NTSB Identification: LAX89LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40102.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 17, 1989 in BAGDAD, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/29/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 175K, registration: N9729V
Injuries: 2 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 SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS 1,000 TO 1,200 FEET AGL WHEN THE ENGINE LOST ALL POWER. HE SAID HE MADE A FORCED LANDING ONTO WHAT APPEARED TO BE A FLAT MESA. AT TOUCHDOWN HE FOUND IT WAS COVERED WITH ROCKS AND BOULDERS. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO RUN THE ENGINE DUE TO IMPACT DAMAGE. AN FAA AVIATION SAFETY INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE ENGINE AND ASSOCIATED FUEL SYSTEM AND WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHY THE ENGINE HAD SUFFERED A LOSS OF POWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: TOTAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO UNDETERMINED REASONS.
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