NTSB Identification: FTW01LA072.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, February 27, 2001 in Brenham, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-200, registration: N1488T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane took off on runway 16 and was climbing to traffic pattern altitude when the engine lost power. The pilot elected to land the airplane in a field south of the airport. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted two cows and a fence. Examination of the engine revealed that the throttle linkage was disconnected from the fuel injector body.

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

the in-flight separation of the throttle linkage, which resulted in the loss of engine power.

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