NTSB Identification: CEN09LA546
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 21, 2009 in Boulder, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/2009
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BCS-65, registration: N8023Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the pilot, the engine lost power shortly after takeoff. The pilot performed a forced landing to an adjacent field. During the forced landing the airplane was substantially damaged. An examination of the airplane, conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration, revealed no preaccident anomalies. According to the carburetor icing chart, the meteorological conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power.

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

A partial loss of engine power during initial climb due to carburetor icing.

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