NTSB Identification: CEN11LA186
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 2011 in Lago Vista, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/2011
Aircraft: GADBOIS EUGENE W APEX CROSS-5, registration: N751EW
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 pilot recently purchased the aircraft, and the accident flight was intended to be an orientation flight around the traffic pattern followed by a landing. Shortly after departure, the aircraft experienced a simultaneous loss of engine and electrical power. During the forced landing, the aircraft settled into the tops of trees, resulting in substantial damage. A postaccident examination revealed that a fuse was blown which was believed to be associated with the electronic ignition circuit; however, the pilot did not have a schematic for the airplane so this could not be confirmed. The examination of the remaining systems revealed no anomalies. Investigators were unable to determine the reason for the simultaneous loss of engine and electrical power after takeoff.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The simultaneous loss of engine and electrical power after takeoff for undetermined reasons. Full narrative available
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