NTSB Identification: CEN13LA367
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 20, 2013 in De Smet, SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N589FL
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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On June 20, 2013, about 2100 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140, N589FL, sustained substantial damage to the firewall during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during cruise flight near De Smet, South Dakota. The pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The two pilots were competing in a cross country air race when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Harvey Field, Rawlins, Wyoming, at an unconfirmed time.
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