NTSB Identification: MKC90LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42027.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1990 in ST. CHARLES, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: EUGENE M. VERAS POLLIWAGON 150, registration: N21EV
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 COMMERCIAL PLT, MAKING HIS HOMEBUILT ACFT'S FIRST FLIGHT, SAID THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF, HE EXPERIENCED PITCH PROBLEMS. HE MADE THREE CIRCUITS OF THE AIRPORT ATTEMPTING TO STABILIZE THE ACFT, THEN ATTEMPTED TO LAND. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN ON ALL THREE WHEELS, THE ACFT PITCHED UP, TO ABOUT 8 FEET AGL, THEN STALLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED EXCESSIVE, LOOSE PLAY IN THE CONTROL MIXER AND THE POSSIBILITY OF AN IMPROPERLY LOCATED STABILIZER HINGE ASSEMBLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM-STICK WAS LOOSE RESULTING IN AN STALL.
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