NTSB Identification: LAX01LA295.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Skull Valley, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N5792A
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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The airplane lost power shortly after takeoff from a dirt airstrip. The private pilot elected to land the airplane in a small field but the right wing clipped a tree during the emergency approach. Upon touchdown, the nose wheel impacted a rock, separated, and the airplane nosed over. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

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

the loss of engine power during takeoff for undetermined reasons. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the ensuing emergency landing.

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