NTSB Identification: SEA89LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41208.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 17, 1989 in KAPOWSIN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/26/1992
Aircraft: de Havilland BEAVER DHC-2 MK.1, registration: N5163G
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 Minor,6 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 THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER ALL SYSTEM AND ENGINE GAGES INDICATED NORMAL OPERATION, AT 200 FEET AGL, THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT SWITCHED FUEL TANKS AND RESTARTED THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE RAN FOR TEN SECONDS THEN QUIT. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE WHERE DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE DID NOT REVEAL A MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

AN UNDETERMINED LOSS OF ENGINE POWER.

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