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N6744W accident description

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Crash location 37.955000°N, 98.650278°W
Nearest city Stafford, KS
37.962237°N, 98.600638°W
2.8 miles away
Tail number N6744W
Accident date 16 Nov 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-140
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The student pilot and his passenger had just departed in a single-engine airplane when the engine stopped producing power. The pilot attempted to switch the fuel selector to the fuller fuel tank, while making a left hand turn back towards the airport. He was unable to maintain altitude and landed hard in a cornfield resulting in substantial damage to the firewall and left wing spar. Examination of the airplane revealed that both fuel tanks were intact and filled with some fuel; however, the fuel was not drained to determine if there was any contamination or to verify how much fuel was in each tank. Engine continuity was established by manual rotation of the propeller, and no obvious mechanical deficiencies were noted.

NTSB Probable Cause

A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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