NTSB Identification: DFW06LA208.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 07, 2006 in Conroe, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2007
Aircraft: Morton Mustang II, registration: N696DM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The single-engine experimental airplane had a complete loss of engine power shortly after the eighth takeoff of the day. The commercial pilot elected to land on a grassy field. Just prior to touchdown, the airplane's main landing gear and both wing leading edges impacted a fence. During the landing roll the main landing gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest in an upright position. The airplane's fuel header tank was found to contain approximately 10-12 gallons of fuel. An examination of the engine revealed that the right magneto had failed internally; however, the left magneto was still operational. According to the A&P mechanic who examined the engine, no anomalies were noted that would have prevented normal engine operation.

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

The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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