NTSB Identification: SEA92LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46557.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 24, 1992 in DEER PARK, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1993
Aircraft: I.C.A. Brasov IS-28B2, registration: N28CL
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED THE SPOILERS AT 400 FEET AGL WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RELEASE THE TOW ROPE DURING AN AUTO-TOW LAUNCH TAKEOFF ON A 6100 FT LONG RUNWAY. THE ACFT LOST ALTITUDE, AIRSPEED AND STALLED. THE ACFT IMPACTED IRRIGATION EQUIP WHEN THE PILOT MADE A LANDING IN A OPEN FIELD BESIDE THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE INADVERTENT ACTIVATION OF FLIGHT SPOILERS BY THE PILOT AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED, RESULTING IN LOSS OF CONTROL DURING TAKEOFF. A FACTOR RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PRESENCE OF AN IRRIGATION SPRINKLER THAT WAS IMPACTED BY THE AIRCRAFT DURING LANDING GROUND ROLL.
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