NTSB Identification: MIA90FA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40549.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 27, 1989 in ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: TUNDERMANN VENNE Q-2, registration: N1UQ
Injuries: 1 Serious.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
PLT'S FIRST FLIGHT IN THE Q2. ON INITIAL CLIMBOUT AT ABOUT 400 FEET AGL THE ENGINE QUIT. PLT MADE EMERGENCY LDG TO DRY PACKED CLAY FIELD. AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN 15 DEGREE NOSE UP WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE AT ABOUT 85 KNOTS. AIRPLANE BOUNCED UP AND STRUCK THE GROUND SEPARATING THE LEFT MAIN LDG GEAR FROM THE AIRFRAME. THIS WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE AIRPLANE AFTER SITTING OUTSIDE FOR 2 YEARS WITHOUT BEING FLOWN OR SERVICED WITH FUEL. PILOT STATED HE HAD DRAINED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WATER & DEBRIS FROM THE MAIN FUEL TANK. PILOT ELECTED NOT TO DEFUEL TANKS. AIRPLANE NOT CERTIFIED AIRWORTHY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: LOSS OF ENGINE POWER FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.
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