NTSB Identification: CHI02LA283.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 12, 2002 in Sedan, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Terning Sky Scout, registration: N174BT
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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An amateur-built airplane sustained substantial damage when it impacted the terrain during initial climb after takeoff. The pilot received serious injuries and did not remember the events concerning the accident. A witness reported that it was the third flight of the day. The witness observed the airplane takeoff and then heard the engine quit shortly after takeoff. The airplane impacted the terrain in a steep nose down attitude. The airplane moved about six feet after impact. The left wing outboard of the wing strut was buckled aft. Both wings exhibited leading edge crush damage. No pre-impact anomalies to the engine or airframe were noted.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed resulting in a stall.

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