NTSB Identification: CHI01LA196.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 27, 2001 in Randolph, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 150L, registration: N5272Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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While in cruise flight the engine began to lose power and the pilot preformed a forced landing into a field. During landing rollout the airplane impacted uneven terrain and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane and its engine were subjected to a post-accident examination. Five gallons of uncontaminated aviation fuel were drained from the airplane. Uncontaminated fuel was drained from the carburetor and fuel gascolator. The carburetor was disassembled and the bowl was not contaminated. The fuel filter screen was not contaminated. Engine continuity was established throughout the engine and its accessories by rotating the crankshaft at the propeller flange. There was compression on all four cylinders and both magnetos provided spark on all leads. The oil filter was removed/disassembled and was not contaminated. The induction system was inspected and no contamination or obstructions were found in the air-filter or scat ducting. There was evidence of a fuel spill at the accident site. No anomalies were found with the airframe or its engine that could be associated with any pre-impact condition.

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

The unsuitable terrain encountered by the pilot during the forced landing. Factors to the accident were the loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the rough/uneven terrain condition.

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