NTSB Identification: MIA02LA150.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 2002 in Leesburg, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2003
Aircraft: Boeing E75, registration: N1242V
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated to an FAA inspector that he was taking off from a private airport and during the initial climb, while at an altitude of about 100 feet, the engine coughed, sputtered, and started to cease operating. He said he turned the airplane to the right to avoid a tree while executing an emergency landing, and in the process, the right wing tip and landing gear contacted the ground causing the airplane to cartwheel. He said that the engine then "dug in", flipping the airplane on its back, and leaking fuel contacted the exhaust, starting a fire, which destroyed the airplane. An FAA inspector examined the accident airplace and said that he could not find anything that may have caused the engine problem.

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

Loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during takeoff, resulting in the airplane colliding with the ground and nosing over during the subsequent forced landing.

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