January 17, 2008, Norwood, Mass., Grumman American AA-5B


The airplane was substantially damaged at 1400 Eastern time when it crashed into a frozen marsh following a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff. The pilot reported no injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, after a normal preflight and run-up, the engine lost power shortly after takeoff. He declared an emergency and attempted to turn to the perpendicular runway, but the airplane did not have enough energy or altitude and he landed in the frozen marsh between runways. Examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector found the fuel tanks full, with no contamination.


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