NTSB Identification: SEA87LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33598.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 05, 1987 in REDMOND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: VERBEEK ROTORWAY, registration: N32415
Injuries: 2 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 PLT STATED THAT WHILE AT CRUISE THE ACFT DEVELOPED A VIBRATION AND NOISE, FOLLOWED BY A POWER LOS. THE PLT THEN ENTERED INTO AN AUTOROTATION AND LANDED ONTO A ROUGH FIELD. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND THEN ROLLED ONTO ITS SIDE. DURING ENGINE INSPECTION THE DRIVE PULLEY WAS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..FAILURE,PARTIAL



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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