NTSB Identification: LAX02LA132.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, April 10, 2002 in Gila Bend, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Cox Aeros Ltd Skyranger, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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An unregistered, experimental homebuilt aircraft collided with the ground during a forced landing after an engine failure. The airplane was not issued a waiver as required for operation by Part 103 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. After departing to practice touch-and-go's the engine lost power; consequently, the pilot made a forced landing in the rough, desert terrain. Upon touchdown, the nosegear collapsed and the cowling and windshield were damaged. The speed of the airplane was between 40-45 miles per hour.

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

The failure of the engine for undetermined reasons.

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