NTSB Identification: CEN12LA384
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 2012 in Lake Dallas, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/2013
Aircraft: PETERSON-FEDER-SPLINTER STARDUSTER TOO, registration: N76NP
Injuries: 2 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.

Shortly after takeoff, the airplane's engine lost partial power. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude, so he elected to perform a forced landing. He turned the airplane to the left to avoid a crowded marina, and the airplane stalled and impacted the water. Examination of the engine revealed that the No. 2 cylinder's intake valve was stuck in the open position.

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

A partial loss of engine power on takeoff due to a stuck intake valve on the No. 2 cylinder.

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