NTSB Identification: CHI93LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52225.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 16, 1993 in SPRINGPORT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1993
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N35HM
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

WHILE MAKING A TAKEOFF FROM A LAKE, THE PILOT THOUGHT THAT THE AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE WAS NOT DEVELOPING TAKEOFF POWER AND ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A GRASSY MOUND DURING THE ABORTED TAKEOFF. AFTER THE AIRPLANE CAME TO A REST THE PILOT FOUND THAT THE THROTTLE WAS SET FULLY OPEN. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL ANOMALIES.

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

A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

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