NTSB Identification: CEN14LA226
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 2014 in Greenville, TX
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTLS, registration: N106SF
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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On April 25, 2014, about 1742 central daylight time, a Flight Design GMBH CTLS light sport airplane, N106SF, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Greenville, Texas. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Winnsboro Municipal Airport (F51), Winnsboro, Texas, about 1710.

The pilot stated that about 30 minutes into the flight the engine and propeller "stopped abruptly." His attempts to restore engine power were not successful. He initially planned to divert to the Majors Airport (GVT), Greenville, Texas; however, the airplane did not have sufficient altitude to reach the runway. He subsequently elected to execute a forced landing to an athletic field located about 3 miles north of the airport. During the landing, the nose landing gear separated and the airplane nosed over.

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