NTSB Identification: CEN12LA651
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 10, 2012 in Boonville, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5538F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On September 10, 2012, about 1810 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140, N5538F, sustained substantial damage during an off-airport landing to a corn field following a loss of engine power after takeoff near Boonville, Indiana. The student pilot had just taken off from runway 9 (2,300 feet by 100 feet, turf), when the engine lost power. The airplane sustained damage including a buckled firewall, buckled left wing, and separated nose landing gear. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by J F Aircraft LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.
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