NTSB Identification: CHI87FA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35635.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 21, 1987 in FRANKLIN GROVE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: JAUCH COOT, registration: N81KX
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE PLT DEPTD MENDOTA, IL ON A LOCAL TEST FLT UNDER A 40 HOUR TIME IN SERVICE RESTRICTION IN AN EXPERIMENTAL HOME BUILT AIRPLANE. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS CIRCLING OVER HIS FARM AND THEN TURNED SOUTH. HE SAID THE ENG STALLED AND THE AIRPLANE CAME STRAIGHT DOWN. THE AIRPLANE CRASHED INTO A SHED AND WAS COMPLETELY BURNED. CONTROL CONTINUITY TO THE MOVABLE CONTROLS COULD NOT BE ESTABLISHED. NO RECORD OF WEIGHT AND BALANCE OR AMOUNT AND TYPE OF FUEL USED. CAUSE OF ENG FAILURE AND LOSS OF CONTROL IS UNDETERMINED. THE ENG WAS MELTED BY THE INTENSE GROUND FIRE.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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