NTSB Identification: ERA14LA193
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 11, 2014 in Louisa, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N156SA
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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On April 11, 2014, about 1930 eastern daylight time (EDT), a Cessna U206G, N156SA, force landed following a total loss of engine power near Louisa, Virginia. The commercial pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated by the Laser Mapping Specialists, Inc. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the aerial laser mapping flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Louisa County Airport (LKU) about 1800.

According to personnel at LKU, the pilot landed at LKU and requested that a mechanic diagnose an anomaly with the airplane's oil pressure gauge. The pilot requested an engine oil and filter change, which was completed. The pilot opened the oil filter and metallic debris was observed inside the filter. The local airport personnel expressed their concern about the metallic debris, and the pilot stated that he would contact his personal mechanic and obtain his opinion and advice. The pilot completed the oil change and prepared to depart the airport. After topping off the fuel tanks, the pilot and passenger departed on runway 27.

After the flight departed LKU, the engine lost all power and the airplane was force landed in a rural area located about 6 nautical miles northwest of LKU. The fuselage sustained structural damage and there was no post-crash fire.

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