NTSB Identification: MIA07LA074.
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Accident occurred Friday, April 13, 2007 in Sarasota, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/2007
Aircraft: Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. Lake LA-4-200, registration: N8543W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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The pilot stated that no discrepancies were noted during his preflight inspection, or engine run-up before takeoff. He retracted the landing gear after obtaining a positive rate of climb, but was only able to accelerate to 65 miles-per-hour, and did not climb higher than 150-200 feet. The engine then had a loss of engine power, and the pilot maneuvered the airplane for a forced landing on a street. While descending, the left wing contacted three power lines. The airplane then impacted the ground hard. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of preimpact failure or malfunction.

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

The total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons during initial climb after takeoff, resulting in a forced landing, and an in-flight collision with transmission wires and terrain.

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