CHI94LA206
CHI94LA206

On June 17, 1994, about 1400 central daylight time, a Piper PA- 28, N5025S, experienced a loss of engine power while en route from Kearney, Nebraska, to Washington, Missouri. The pilot made a forced landing on a field approximately two miles east of St. Joseph Airport, St. Joseph, Missouri. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot received minor injuries. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight operated in visual meteorological conditions on an IFR flight plan.

The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing at St. Joseph Airport. When he realized that the airplane would not make the airport, he elected to land on a field. During the landing roll, the airplane's nose gear collapsed. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed the #2 cylinder had fractured at mid barrel.

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