NTSB Identification: BFO91FA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50106.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 06, 1991 in CALIFORNIA, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N1504D
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING ERRATICALLY AS THE PILOT WAS TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF. THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO OPERATE ERRATICALLY DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN AND LIFT OFF OCCURRED ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED SLOWLY AND STRUCK TREES ABOUT 2000 FEET BEYOND THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE AIRPLANE WAS BURNED FROM IMPACT RELATED FIRE. THE EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE 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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