Date & Time: Mar 29, 1973 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following a power loss the pilot attempted a forced landing on a relatively level hilltop, but during the roll the nosewheel entered a deep depression and was forced rearward and upward into the cockpit floor. Fire broke out in the engine bay immediately thereafter and flashed back into the cockpit as the pilot opened the canopy to escape. The pilot evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off.
Engine failure and fire for undetermined reason.