Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2009 Issue

August 1, 2009, Livermore Falls, Maine, Boeing A75N1 (Stearman)

At about 0845 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged following a loss of engine power and forced landing. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. An FAA inspector reported the engine lost power shortly after takeoff, and a forced landing was attempted at the airfield’s perimeter. During the landing, the airplane struck power lines before colliding with terrain. Structural damage to the wings resulted.

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