NTSB Identification: ATL04CA115.
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Accident occurred Thursday, May 13, 2004 in Grantham, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/2004
Aircraft: Loehle Ent. 2/3 Earlybird Jenny, registration: N112PE
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot stated that the airplane touched down a little more than one-quarter of the runway. The airplane bounced and the pilot performed a go around. As the pilot pushed the throttles forward, he noted that the airplane felt "bogged down" and did not develop full power. The pilot stated that he banked left to avoid a collision with trees at the end of the runway, however the airplane collided with trees on the left side of the runway. The airplane came to rest approximately 50 yards beyond the tree line.
Examination of the wreckage revealed that the engine was broken from the mounts, the left wing was damaged, the bottom of the right wing was crushed and the right wing guy wires were broken. An engine examination revealed that sediment was in the carburetor bowls, however a functional engine run was accomplished.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. Full narrative available
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