NTSB Identification: CHI88LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36707.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 02, 1988 in FLUSHING, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: ALON A2, registration: N6589Q
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB THE ACFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AT APPROXIMATELY 30' TO 40' ABOVE THE GROUND. THE PILOT ELECTED TO EXECUTE A FORCED LANDING ON THE GRASSY INFIELD OF THE AIRPORT BECAUSE INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINED. THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE ENGINE EXAM DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS USING AUTO GAS.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED

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