NTSB Identification: CEN14LA217
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 2014 in Llano, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R, registration: N9373F
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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On April 25, 2014, about 1330 central daylight time, a Cessna 172R airplane, N9373F, collided with trees following a loss of engine power while departing the Llano Municipal Airport (KAQO), Llano, Texas. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Dirty Side Down Aviation LLC and operated by Genesis Flight Academy under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to a statement provided by the pilot, the airplane was fueled with 24-26 gallons of fuel. Shortly after takeoff the engine sputtered and experienced a total loss of power when the airplane was between 100-200 feet above ground level. The pilot attempted to land on the remaining runway, but landed in the overrun area. The airplane bounced before landing hard.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

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