CHI02CA267
CHI02CA267

On August 31, 2002, at 1430 central daylight time, an amateur-built Tomash Avid Flyer, N369AF, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a loss of engine power after takeoff from the Camp Lake Airport, Camp Lake, Wisconsin. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

In a written report the pilot stated that both he and his partner had flown the airplane earlier in the day. He stated that after they had lunch he started the airplane and proceeded to takeoff on runway 18. He stated: "On climb out, just after passing the departure end of the runway, the engine suddenly quit." The pilot subsequently landed the airplane in a forested area. He stated that he had turned the airplane away from houses during the forced landing.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the engine ignition system would not produce a spark. No other anomalies were found.

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