NTSB Identification: ANC01LA120.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 21, 2001 in Kenai, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 175, registration: N6550E
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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The certificated commerical pilot stated that just after takeoff, about 200 feet agl, all engine power was lost, and emergency procedures did not restore engine power. The airplane subsequently collided with trees during an off-airport landing, and sustained extensive damage to the wings, fuselage, and empennage. The airplane came to rest inverted within a stand of tall trees. The engine was torn from the fuselage during the accident sequence. An FAA airworthiness inspector examined the airplane. The inspector removed the carburetor and magnetos from the accident airplane's engine for the purpose of conducting additional testing and examination. Both the carburetor assembly and the two magnetos were functionally tested, and both operated normally.

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

The total loss of engine power during takeoff for an undetermined reason.

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