This August 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Grumman American AA-5A. Injuries: None. Location: Lakeview, Ore. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot reported that the preflight run-up was uneventful. Shortly after takeoff, at approximately 150 feet above ground level, the engine suddenly lost power.