NTSB Identification: MIA96LA167.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1996 in CLINTON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Beech B55B, registration: N112G
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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

The flight had lifted off of runway 6, and had climb to an altitude of about 200 feet above the ground, when the airplane's right engine lost power, drifted to the right, and struck trees. The pilot stated, there was no warning of any engine trouble, and that he did not have time to feather the propeller, or retract the landing gear. He further stated, '...shortly after leaving the runway the engine quit and the plane started veering right toward the wooded area and went down....' According to the passenger, 'shortly after taking off...the plane started quick[ly] dropping and jerking.' The pilot told her to hold on, and 'took the plane down in wooded area.' Both engines were test run without any discrepancies.

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

a loss of right engine power for undetermined reasons, resulting in the pilot loosing control of the airplane and impact with tress.

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