NTSB Identification: NYC94LA131.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1994 in BROCKPORT, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: DONOVAN DER KRICKET 17K-1, registration: N41MD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THE ENGINE PERFORMED NORMALLY DURING TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 28. AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 100 FEET, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER. THE PILOT CONDUCTED A FORCED LANDING TO A FIELD. THE WINGS WERE DAMAGED DURING THE LANDING. FAA EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED DIRT CONTAMINATION OF THE 'POSA' CARBURETOR, RESULTING IN A STICKY VALVE.

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

THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AS A RESULT OF A STICKING VALVE IN THE CARBURETOR DUE TO DIRT CONTAMINATION.

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