NYC08CA321
NYC08CA321

The amateur-built Chinook Plus Two airplane experienced a loss of engine power during the initial climb after takeoff, at an altitude of 750 feet. The non-certificated pilot prepared for a forced landing to a soybean field and added two notches of flaps. As the airplane touched down, it rolled approximately 40 feet and nosed over, substantially damaging the fuselage. Examination of the fuel pump revealed the ceramic gears were jammed.

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