NTSB Identification: LAX05CA320.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 28, 2005 in Snelling, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC, registration: N1938E
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 airplane nosed over during a forced landing in a plowed field. The single engine airplane lost power as the private pilot was flying in the local area, 1,000 feet above the ground during a personal flight. The pilot set up for landing on a plowed field; however, he could not align the landing gear with the plowed rows prior to touchdown, and the airplane nosed over during the landing roll. Post accident examination of the airplane and engine revealed no anomalies. The fuel in the tanks was a mixture of 100 low-lead aviation gasoline and 80 octane fuel.

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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