NTSB Identification: MIA99LA134.
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Accident occurred Monday, April 19, 1999 in DOVER, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/2000
Aircraft: DURRWACHTER WITTMAN TAILWIND, registration: N1194K
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Witnesses saw the homebuilt airplane takeoff and attain an altitude of about 200 feet agl, appear to lose power, and attempt a descending left turn toward the runway. The witnesses heard the engine 'popping', before the airplane crashed into a pasture short of the runway. Postcrash inspection of the wreckage by FAA inspectors revealed the presence of uncontaminated automotive fuel, control path continuity in all three axis, and no airframe abnormalities. Subsequent removal and functional test of the automotive engine revealed no abnormalities.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons

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