NTSB Identification: WPR12LA253
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 2012 in San Andreas, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N7458X
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 9, 2012, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172B, N7458X, made an off airport forced landing near San Andreas, California. Springfield Flying Service LLC was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger were not injured; one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage from impact forces. The local sightseeing flight departed Columbia, California, about 1050. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight at 4,000 feet mean sea level (msl) when the engine suddenly stopped producing power. He attempted to glide to a nearby airport, but landed in uneven terrain near the airport boundary.

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