NTSB Identification: CEN10LA571
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 17, 2010 in Mason, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2011
Aircraft: CA Tecnam SRL P2004 Bravo, registration: N508LM
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

A witness observed the airplane between 50 and 100 feet above ground level during its initial climb after takeoff when it sounded like the engine lost power. He subsequently saw the propeller stop turning. It appeared to him that the pilot attempted to land on the runway; however, the airplane ultimately impacted a bean field about 150 feet north of the runway. The pilot informed local authorities who responded to the accident that the engine lost power during takeoff. The pilot was transported from the scene with serious injuries. He remained hospitalized and subsequently died 39 days later. The pilot's death was attributed to the consequences of trauma as a result of the accident. However, NTSB regulations define a fatal injury as one which results in death within 30 days of the accident. A postaccident examination of the aircraft, including a detailed examination of the engine, airframe, and fuel system, was unable to identify a reason for the loss of power.

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

A total loss of engine power for undetermined reasons, which resulted in a forced landing to a bean field.

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