NTSB Identification: FTW04LA152.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 05, 2004 in Dumas, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/2004
Aircraft: WSK PZL Mielec M-18A, registration: N161RA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The single-engine, tailwheel-equipped agricultural airplane lost engine power after takeoff from a private grass airstrip. The 16,200-hour pilot reported that he had flown for several hours prior to the accident with no problems. On the last takeoff, the airplane "seemed" to lose power approximately 600 yards beyond the departure end of the runway; however, the gauges indicated that the engine was performing normally. The pilot stated that the airplane had plenty of fuel onboard. The right wing "clipped" a tree, and the airplane spun around, before coming to rest in a field. The reason for the reported loss of engine power could not be determined.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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