NTSB Identification: ATL01LA020.
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Accident occurred Monday, January 15, 2001 in SUN CITY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-A-150, registration: N6971D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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After takeoff, during the climb, the engine lost power and quit. Efforts by the pilot to restore full power failed, and he selected an off-airport emergency landing area. Examination of the airplane disclosed an undetermined amount of fuel onboard. The engine ran normally during examination. A review of weather data disclosed weather conditions favorable for carburetor icing . No evidence of mechanical engine failure was found.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS, A FACTOR WAS WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR CARBURETOR ICING Full narrative available
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