NTSB Identification: MKC88LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36604.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1988 in STUTTGART, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2-R, registration: N5563X
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING A POST MAINTENANCE TEST FLT, PIC EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS SHORTLY AFTER LIFT OFF. THE ACFT CRASHED NOSE LOW, IN A LEFT TURN. THE ENGINE WAS THROWN CLEAR OF THE AIRFRAME. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE PROPELLER BLADES INDICATED A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF POWER BEING DEVELOPED ON IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE PREVIOUS ENGINE PROBLEMS INCLUDED FUEL AND IGNITION. HE SAID HE THOUGHT THE PROBLEMS HAD BEEN CORRECTED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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