NTSB Identification: CHI93LA328.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 19, 1993 in WILBER, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1994
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N11027
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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THE PILOT STATED THE AIRPLANE ENGINE SPUTTERED AND THEN LOST POWER ABOUT 100 TO 150 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND DURING INITIAL CLIMB. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK TREES DURING THE EMERGENCY DESCENT/FORCED LANDING. POSTACCIDENT EXAMINATION AND ENGINE TEST RUN REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

the loss of engine power for an undetermined reason.

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