NTSB Identification: CHI08CA057.
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Accident occurred Sunday, December 30, 2007 in Alexandria, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2008
Aircraft: Lerohl RV-8, registration: N5093F
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.

The pilot reported that he conducted a preflight and run-up of the amateur-built experimental airplane, and he reported that it was operating normally. The airplane had climbed to 200 - 300 feet at 90 knots when the engine lost power. The pilot executed a forced landing to the airport property. The airplane landed hard and the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane and engine were inspected but the reason for the loss of power was not determined.

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

The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons.

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