NTSB Identification: DEN06CA105.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 27, 2006 in Joes, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2006
Aircraft: Schweizer Aircraft Corp G-164B, registration: N8459K
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.

According to the pilot, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power after departing a dirt strip. The pilot stated that he "dumped the load" and performed a forced landing to a corn field. The airplane nosed over resulting in substantial damage. An examination of the engine revealed a failure of the supercharger assembly.

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

A loss of engine power due to the failure of the supercharger. Contributing to the accident was a lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing.

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