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Video: BA-100 crashes into trees

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A Bradley Aerobat BA-100

August 10th, 2013 at Killeen, TX.
A Bradley BA-100 Experimental experiences a partial loss of power after take off, which quickly evolves into a total loss of power. The airplane quickly loses altitude and crashes into the trees.

This is why it’s a good idea to climb to circuit altitude asap after taking off when possible.

Official NTSB-report on the crash

NTSB Identification: CEN13LA478
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Killeen, TX
Aircraft: DOUGLAS BRIAN G BA-100, registration: N27BD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 10, 2013, about 0927 central daylight time, a Brian Douglas BA-100 airplane, N27BD, conducted a forced landing near Killeen, Texas. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which departed without a flight plan. The local flight originated from Skylark Field Airport (KILE) near Killeen, Texas, about 0925.

According to the pilot’s statement and an on-board video, the engine experienced a partial loss of power after takeoff. While executing a crosswind turn, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot maneuvered to execute a forced landing into trees.

Crash location