NTSB Identification: CEN10LA340
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 04, 2010 in Salina, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: BOEING A75L300, registration: N75263
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.

The radial engine of the vintage airplane lost engine rpm shortly after takeoff. During the ensueing forced landing, the airplane departed the end of the runway, struck a ditch and fence, and came to rest inverted, resulting in substantial damage. Examination of the engine revealed heat damage to the number one, two, and number nine cylinders. The number one cylinder exhibited excessive heat damage, which according to the FAA inspector and engine mechanic, would have rendered the cylinder inoperative and degraded engine performance. Examination of the remaining airframe and engine systems revealed a broken carburetor heat control arm. No other anomalies were discovered that may have contributed to the loss of power.

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

A partial loss of engine power after takeoff due to thermal damage to three cylinders for undetermined reasons. Contributing to the accident was a lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing.

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