NTSB Identification: ERA11LA307
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 2011 in Grantville, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/20/2012
Aircraft: FLIGHTSTAR INC FLIGHTSTAR II, registration: N194PG
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 pilot of the experimental light sport aircraft conducted a low pass over a runway and then applied engine power to climb. The airplane sustained a momentary loss of engine power followed by a sudden total loss of engine power due to the rear piston seizing. The airplane subsequently impacted trees and came to rest on a road. The airplane was equipped with a non-certificated engine that, according to the operator’s manual, was prone to sudden engine stoppage.

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

A total loss of engine power while maneuvering due to a seized piston.

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