NTSB Identification: DFW07CA060.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 26, 2007 in Rockwall, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2007
Aircraft: Tanker DR-107 One Design, registration: N385DT
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 airline transport pilot reported that he was having difficulty maintaining control of the single-engine experimental airplane while attempting to land. He aborted the landing and executed a go-around. During the go-around, he reported that the engine lost power, and he subsequently made a forced landing in a wet field, one half-mile from the departure end of the runway. The airplane sustained structural damage to the main right main landing gear spars and both wings. The weather reported at the time of the accident was wind from 150 degrees at 5 knots, clear skies, unlimited visibility, and a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason for the reported loss of engine power could not be determined.

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

A loss of engine power for an undetermined reason during a go-around, which resulted in a forced landing. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.

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