NTSB Identification: LAX88DUJ04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36493.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 08, 1988 in MARANA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: STARR BUMBLE BEE II, registration: N89WS
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE AIRPLANE WAS ON ITS FIRST FLIGHT SINCE BEING CERTIFIED. THE PILOT HAD OVERHAULED THE ENGINE 2.5 HOURS PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT. DURING THE CLIMB THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED TO THE LEFT AND COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY POLE THEN THE GROUND. THE PILOT SAID HE COULD NOT REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED.

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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