Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2006 Issue

August 2, 2006, Bainbridge, Ga./Beech D45

At 0847 Eastern time, the aircraft sustained a partial loss of engine power on initial takeoff climb, and collided with the ground during a forced landing. Visual conditions prevailed; the airplane received substantial damage. The Private pilot reported minor injuries. The pilot stated he had just retracted the landing gear on initial climb at 50 feet and 80 knots when the engine started a "popping" noise. The pilot stated he turned the boost pump on, the…

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