NTSB Identification: ERA14LA208
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Apex, NC
Aircraft: ALON A2, registration: N6364V
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 27, 2014, about 1900 eastern daylight time, an Alon A2, N6364V, experienced a total loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Deck Airpark (NC11), Apex, North Carolina. The pilot subsequently made an off-airport forced landing into a forest. The certificated private pilot sustained minor injuries, and the passenger was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot reported that the taxi and initial takeoff were "normal;" however, when the airplane was about 100 feet above the trees that bordered the airport, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot retarded the throttle and immediately reapplied full throttle. The engine subsequently restarted, but immediately lost power again. He then performed a forced landing into the trees, about 500 feet past the departure end of the runway.

Initial examination of the aircraft by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane impacted several trees and came to rest inverted between two trees, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. Local authorities reported to the inspector that there was a strong fuel smell at the accident scene.

The engine was retained for further examination.

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