NTSB Identification: CHI94LA201.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1994 in NAPOLEON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: AERONCA 15AC, registration: N5114Y
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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ONE TAKEOFF ATTEMPT WAS MADE DURING WHICH THE FLOATPLANE DID NOT BECOME AIRBORNE. DURING THE SECOND ATTEMPT THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED NOSE DOWN INVERTED IN A SWAMP AREA. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION FAILED TO REVEAL THE REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS.

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

a loss of engine power for unknown reasons. A factor related tot he accident were the trees encountered.

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