NTSB Identification: DEN87LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34018.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 15, 1987 in TOOELE, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: MCLACHLAN MONI, registration: N96606
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 PRIVATE PLT WAS CRUISING THE LOCAL AREA NEAR HIS HOME IN HIS HOMEBUILT EXPERIMENTAL MONI. THE NEWLY INSTALLED ENGINE BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH. THIS ENGINE IS NOT A TRADITIONAL ACFT ENGINE AND WAS A TWO CYCLE, TWO CYLINDER ENGINE MANUFACTURED IN ITALY, WITH AN ADVERTISED 25 HORSEPOWER. A MIXTURE CONTROL IS REMOTED TO THE COCKPIT AND THE PLT TRIED TO ADJUST THE MIXTURE. SECONDS LATER THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT TRIED TO GLIDE TO A LOCAL ARPT. THERE IS A POWERLINE ACROSS THE APPROACH TO THE RWY AND THE ACFT WAS TOO LOW TO CLEAR THE WIRES. WHEN THE PLT TURNED TO AVOID THE WIRES, THE ACFT STALLED. THE ACFT IMPACTED ALMOST 90 DEGREES NOSE DOWN IN A PASTURE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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