NTSB Identification: MKC88LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37047.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 28, 1988 in OLATHE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N6722U
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 PILOT SAID THE ENGINE FAILED. HE SAID HE PUMPED THE THROTTLE AND THE ENGINE RESTARTED ABOUT THE SAME TIME THE ACFT RETURNED TO THE RUNWAY. THE ENGINE RESTART PROPELLED THE AFT BACK INTO THE AIR. THE PLT FELT HE HAD SUFFICIENT POWER TO CONTINUE. UPON REACHING ABOUT 100 FEET AGL, HE BEGAN A 180 DEGREE DOWNWIND TURN. ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE TURN THE ENGINE FAILED AGAIN. THE PLT SAID HE TIGHTENED THE TURN, THE STALL HORN SOUNDED, AND THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION WAS PERFORMED ON THE ENGINE AND FUEL SYSTEM AND THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE WAS UNDETERMINED.

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

POWERPLANT..UNDETERMINED

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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