NTSB Identification: CHI87LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34284.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 31, 1987 in IOLA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: AIRCOUPE A-2-DEX, registration: N6509Q
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 AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING NEXT TO THE RUNWAY. ON LANDING ROLL THE NOSE WHEEL OF THE AIRCRAFT STUCK IN THE GROUND, FLIPPING THE AIRCRAFT OVER ONTO ITS BACK. ACCORDING TO A PASSENGER ON AN EARLIER FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT HAD EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE ON THE EARLIER FLIGHT, BUT LANDED SAFELY ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE FOUND OR PROVIDED BY THE PILOT TO SHOW THAT ANY CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE WAS PERFORMED TO CORRECT OR DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE PREVIOUS ENGINE FAILURE.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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