NTSB Identification: NYC95LA140.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 04, 1995 in BAYPORT, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1995
Aircraft: NICOLAS BEASELY NB-8, registration: N583Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT WAS FLYING THE ANTIQUE AIRPLANE TO ACCUMULATE FLIGHT TIME TOWARD THE CERTIFICATION OF A NON-STANDARD ENGINE IN THE AIRFRAME. THE PILOT TOOK OFF, AND AFTER HE TURNED DOWNWIND, THE ENGINE LOST POWER, WHICH HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART. HE TRIED TO DO A FORCED LANDING ON A ROAD, BUT AS HE TRIED TO ALIGN WITH THE ROAD, THE WING STRUCK A UTILITY POLE. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED, AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A MARSH. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

The loss of power for undetermined reasons.

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