NTSB Identification: FTW02LA001.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 02, 2001 in Denton, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/2002
Aircraft: Beech M35, registration: N9765R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The flight departed and flew 10 minutes to another airport. The pilot executed a full stop landing and decided to remain in the pattern and perform touch-and-go landings. He departed, flew one traffic pattern, landed and departed again. During the initial takeoff climb, the engine began to "surge and lose power." Subsequently, a forced landing was executed to a field. During the forced landing, the airplane contacted fence posts, both wings separated, and the airplane came to a stop upright. A review of the airplane's maintenance records did not reveal any open maintenance discrepancies. An examination of the engine and a successful full engine test run did not reveal the reason for the loss of engine power.

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

the loss of engine power for an undetermined reason, which resulted in a forced landing. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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