NTSB Identification: ERA13LA013
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 2012 in Minneola, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2013
Aircraft: BEAUDRY PHILLIP AVENTURA II, registration: N4401P
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

Shortly after takeoff, the airplane’s engine began to lose power. The pilot elected to land the airplane straight ahead. During the forced landing, the airplane struck trees at the boundary of the airport, resulting in substantial damage to the airframe. An examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of a preimpact mechanical malfunction or failure that would have precluded normal operation. The airplane’s fuel tank contained 10 gallons of uncontaminated fuel, and the fuel in the carburetors was also clean. Damage to the fuselage and propeller blades indicated that the engine was producing power at impact. A review of meteorological data revealed that the airplane was being operated in conditions conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power; however, the airplane was not operating at glide power during the accident takeoff.

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

A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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