NTSB Identification: FTW01LA207.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in Spur, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/2002
Aircraft: Ayres S2R-T11, registration: N40173
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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While in cruise flight, the agricultural airplane's engine lost power. The pilot executed a forced landing to a field. During the landing sequence, the airplane's right wing impacted a tree, the airplane spun around to the right, and the landing gear collapsed. There was fuel found in both fuel tanks. The engine was inspected and test run for 3 hours with no anomalies noted.

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

the loss of engine power while in cruise flight for undetermined reasons. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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