SEA07LA038
SEA07LA038

On December 22, 2006, at approximately 1425 Pacific standard time, a Piper PA-22-150, N7124D, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during a forced landing attempt near Blaine, Washington. The private pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was not injured. The pilot/owner was operating the airplane under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was originating at the time of the accident. A flight plan had not been filed.

The pilot said that he was doing touch-and-go landings, and on his third takeoff, the airplane's engine lost power. He performed a forced landing to rough and soft ground, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane nosed over during the landing roll. The airplane's left wing strut, left wing spar, and rudder were bent.

The reason for the loss of engine power was not determined.

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