NTSB Identification: LAX01LA140.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 06, 2001 in Camp Verde, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 210B, registration: N126RA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane's nose gear dug into a pasture and bent the firewall during a forced landing as a result of a loss of engine power during descent. Traffic on a nearby highway precluded landing thereon. A postaccident inspection by the pilot revealed that the throttle linkage disconnected, allowing the engine to go to idle power. This was confirmed by an FAA inspector.

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

The throttle linkage disconnection resulting in the engine producing idle power. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing.

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