NTSB Identification: DEN08LA009.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in Chanute, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2008
Aircraft: Jackson Pientenpol, registration: N4400N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The engine lost power shortly after the airplane lifted off the runway. During the forced landing, the airplane struck a power pole and terrain, shearing off both wings. A mechanic later reported finding the engine's internal starter-generator had failed, causing the engine to lose power.

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

Internal failure of the engine's starter-generator assembly. Contributing factors in this accident were the trees and unsuitable terrain on which to make a forced landing..

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