FTW93LA275
FTW93LA275

On September 29, 1993, at approximately 1715 central daylight time, a Kelm Zenair CH-701, N27DK, was substantially damaged when it collided with a hedge row during a forced landing near South Bend, Arkansas. The forced landing was executed following a complete power loss. The airplane, flown by a private pilot, was on a local personal flight. There was no flight plan filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured.

The pilot stated that he had taken off from the private strip intending to stay in the traffic pattern. He further stated that shortly after liftoff, the engine lost power without warning. He was able to get the airplane back onto the sod runway. However, the airplane ran off the end into the hedge row. The pilot stated that following the accident, the engine started and ran normally at idle, but he could not test it at other power settings.

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