NTSB Identification: IAD00LA059.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 08, 2000 in DANSVILLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N4456Z
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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Shortly after take-off, the airplane, which was towing a glider, lost all engine power at an altitude about 150 feet above ground level. The glider pilot released the tow-line and landed uneventfully in a nearby field. The airplane turned to the right, landed hard, and came to rest in a field to the right of the runway. The airplane had a sufficient amount of fuel onboard, which was absent of debris and contamination. The engine was run on the airframe utilizing the plane's own fuel system, and ran smoothly at various power settings. Examination of the airplane and engine revealed there were no mechanical malfunctions.

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

the loss of engine power during take-off for undetermined reasons.

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