NTSB Identification: LAX06CA090.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 14, 2006 in Bouse, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/30/2006
Aircraft: Quicksilver MX II Sprint, registration: None
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

An unregistered two seat ultralight airplane experienced a loss of engine power and impacted a tree. The airplane took off and entered a downwind leg for the airstrip about 200 feet above ground level (agl). When the airplane was about midfield on the downwind, the engine lost power. The aircraft descended and impacted a tree nose first. Examination of the engine revealed indications of over temperature and seizure of the left piston.

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

Loss of engine power after takeoff due to engine overheating and piston seizure.

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