NTSB Identification: MKC87LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34352.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 28, 1987 in IOWA CITY, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: LOWDER QUICKIE II, registration: N86KL
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 PIC RPTD NORMAL TAKEOFF AND CLIMB DURING A LCL FLT. ABT 15 MIN INTO THE FLT, THE PIC EXPERIENCED A NOSE DOWN PITCHING. THROTTLE WAS REDUCED AND LEVEL ATTITUDE WAS ESTABLISHED. THE PIC RPTD DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING LEVEL FLT AND MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LNDG ON A HIWAY. DURING THE LNDG ROLL, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE ROAD. HIGH VEGETATION GROUNDLOOPED THE ACFT FORCING IT INTO A DITCH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE TRIM TAB SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT AFTER TAKEOFF.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,ELEVATOR TRIM/TAB CONTROL..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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