NTSB Identification: CHI02LA035.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 17, 2001 in Greenwood, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/15/2002
Aircraft: Beech 76, registration: N3846Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane impacted and veered off the runway during a single engine approach and landing at the departure airport. A loss of engine power occurred during climbout from the airport in marginal visual meteorological conditions. Examination of the engine revealed the number three cylinder's intake valve was stuck in the open position.

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

the directional control not maintained by the pilot. A contributing factor was the stuck open intake valve on the left engine.

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