NTSB Identification: MKC88LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37285.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 29, 1988 in WINFIELD, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: ELLIS QUICKIE Q2, registration: N39774
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.
WITNESSES SAID THAT AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLT MADE ONE LOW LEVEL PASS, THEN RETURNED FOR LANDING. THE PLT RPRTD THAT HE INTENDED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND, BUT THAT HE MAY HAVE PUSHED THE ELEVATOR CONTROL FORWARD INSTEAD OF THE THROTTLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED. RPRTDLY, THE PLT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN FLYING AN ACFT WHICH HAD THE THROTTLE & ELEVATOR CONTROLS CONFIGURED IN REVERSE FROM N39774.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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