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Cessna lands in field after loss of engine power KBLI
« on: May 26, 2023, 06:57:40 AM »
Story from:  Aviation Accidents: "This Day in History"
(I have attached the audio, she was pretty calm, cool, and collected)

Incident...
(22/May/2023)
- United States of America 🇺🇸 :
On May 22, 2023, at about 2130 local time, a Cessna 172M Skyhawk, registered to Bill Myer Services Inc of Friday Harbor, WA, N12440, was damaged when it experienced a loss of engine power and a subsequent forced landing shortly after takeoff from Bellingham International Airport (BLI/KBLI), Bellingham, Washington.
The sole pilot onboard was not injured.
ADS-B data show that the airplane originated from Eastsound-Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS), Washington, at about 2053 local, it proceeded towards KBLI where it conducted it conducted three touch-and-goes. The pilot departed towards the north after the last touch-and-go when the airplane experienced a loss of engine power. The data show that the airplane entered a descending right turn, which ended in a farmfield off Sunset Avenue.
The pilot reported that during takeoff, she experienced engine roughness in the climb-out phase and attempted to return to the airport. Unable to do so, she made and emergency landing.
- Flightaware:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N12440
- Flightradar:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n12440#306698a0