NTSB Identification: FTW02LA220.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 2002 in Canyon, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2003
Aircraft: Fleet 7 Deluxe, registration: N790V
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.
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The pilot performed a preflight inspection and engine run-up, which included a magneto check, prior to takeoff and found no anomalies with the airplane. He stated that the takeoff roll was approximately 600 feet before the airplane was airborne and the flight then climbed to 5,000 feet. He stated that the airplane was in cruise flight (smooth air) when the engine experienced a "sudden power loss." As the pilot pumped the throttle in attempts to restart the engine, he observed "raw gas" coming from the exhaust stacks. The pilot also attempted to restart the engine on different magneto positions, but was unsuccessful. Subsequently, a forced landing was executed to a field. Examination of the engine revealed that the ignition switch was inoperative.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The loss of engine power as a result of the malfunction of the magneto switch. Full narrative available
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