ANC94LA065
ANC94LA065

On June 5, 1994, at 1800 Alaska daylight time, a float equipped Taylorcraft, F-19 airplane, N96330, experienced a power loss on takeoff from Cheri Lake. During the turn to reverse direction the engine regained power, but the airplane had descended too low and it struck some trees prior to reaching the lake. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR 91 in visual meteorological conditions. The intended destination of the flight was Anchorage, Alaska. No flight plan was filed. The private certificated pilot was uninjured and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

According to the pilot, after an extended water taxi, he took off from the lake and had reached an altitude of approximately 200 ft. when the engine started sputtering. He applied carburetor heat and began executing a 180 degree turn to return to the lake. The engine began to produce full power, but the plane struck the trees and crashed.

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