NTSB Identification: DFW05CA155.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Goodlett, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna A188B, registration: N4919R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The 700-hour pilot reported that after completing aerial application of fertilizer on a field, the engine lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing to an adjacent field which was soft. During the landing roll, the left main landing gear collapsed and the airplane struck a barbwire fence. No mechanical anomalies were noted with the engine or airframe during an on-site examination. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain (soft) for the forced landing.

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