NTSB Identification: NYC89LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38616.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 1988 in ALLENTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: NAVION NA-1, registration: N2518T
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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND LANDED BACK ON THE RUNWAY. THE LANDING WAS HARD AND THE RIGHT WING WAS DAMAGED. THE FAA INVESTIGATOR CHECKED THE ENGINE AND FUEL SYSTEM FOR POSSIBLE CONTAMINANTS AND WATER. NO WATER OR CONTAMINANTS WERE FOUND AND THE ENGINE WAS STARTED AND RUN TO ABOUT ONE THIRD POWER. THE PILOT/MECHANIC HAD JUST PERFORMED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION AND WAS PERFORMING A MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHT. THE PILOT/MECHANIC STATED HE HAD OPERATED THE ENGINE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES ON THE GROUND.

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:

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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