This June 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: Rose-Rhinehart Parrakeet. Injuries: 1 Minor. Location: Longmont, Colo. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The flight was the pilot’s first flight in the airplane make/model. Shortly after takeoff, the engine lost power.