December 8, 2008, Panacea, Fla., Beech C23


During takeoff, the engine lost power. The pilot maneuvered the airplane away from some large trees with rudder and aileron before the airplane touched down near the edge of the runway. The nose gear struck a runway light and broke off. The airplane then spun around approximately 180 degrees before coming to rest, facing north. The mixture control cable had come loose at the cable housing crimp, resulting in the loss of engine power.


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