NTSB Identification: SEA05CA143.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 14, 2005 in Sequim, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Beech A36, registration: N3119T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

According to the pilot, during the takeoff initial climb, "while the gear was in transit the engine lost power as if the mixture was brought back to idle cutoff and then back to rich suddenly." The pilot moved the gear handle to the down position as the airplane contacted the grass to the right of the runway. When the airplane touched down, the landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid to a stop "a few hundred feet short of the end of the runway." The pilot reported that "power came back to what felt and sounded like full power" just prior to ground contact. Examination of the airplane and engine by an FAA inspector did not reveal the reason for the temporary power loss.

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

The temporary loss of engine power for an undetermined reason during the takeoff initial climb.

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