NTSB Identification: LAX88LA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37533.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1988 in SPRINGERVILLE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N14683
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING WHERE DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. DURING THE ENGINE INSPECTION, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE LEFT MAGNETO FIRED ONLY ONE SPARKPLUG. THE RIGHT MAGNETO FIRED THREE SPARKPLUGS REGULARLY AND ONE INTERMITTENTLY.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..INOPERATIVE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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