NTSB Identification: DFW05LA115.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 2005 in Nacogdoches, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Lancair Legacy, registration: N204RH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The 20,000-hour pilot reported that while maneuvering at an altitude of 700-800 feet above ground level (agl), when the "sound of the engine suddenly changed" followed by a loss of engine power. The pilot initiated a forced landing to an open field. As the airplane touched down, the main landing gear separated and the airplane skidded to a stop in an upright position. Subsequently, a post crash fire ensued and destroyed the airplane. The pilot added that about three to four minutes prior to the change in the engine sound, he verified on the engine monitoring instrument that all indications where within the green bands. No mechanical anomalies were found during an engine examination. The reason for the loss of engine power was undetermined.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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