NTSB Identification: SEA08CA016.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 31, 2007 in Cottage Grove, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2007
Aircraft: Dye Rans S-12 Airaile, registration: N2161Y
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 pilot reported that about 7 to 10 minutes into the flight, the engine lost power. He restarted the engine; however, it lost power again after 30 seconds. He selected a field and executed a forced landing. The field was rough, and during the landing roll, the nose landing gear dug into the ground, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane's fuselage sustained structural damage. The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

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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