NTSB Identification: MKC86LA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31205.
Accident occurred Friday, March 21, 1986 in SCOTT CITY, KS
Aircraft: JIM ELLIOTT VP-2, registration: N32JE
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 PLT WAS MAKING HIS FIRST FLT IN THE ACFT WHICH IS POWERED BY A VOLKSWAGON, 1,834 CC ENG. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE FROM A HARD SURFACE RWY AND CLIMBED TO ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT SAID THE CONTROLS FELT MUSHY AND WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB THE AIRSPEED DECREASED. HE ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT BUT BECAME CONCERNED THAT THE ACFT WOULD STALL SO HE LANDED IN A WHEATFIELD. THE FLD WAS SOFT AND THE R MLG BROKE. ENG RPM DURING THE FLT WAS IN THE GREEN, ABOUT 3,100, AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. THE PREVIOUS OWNER SAID THAT 5 INCHES OF THE PROPELLER HAD BEEN CUT OFF IN ORDER TO INCREASE ENGINE RPM.

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..LACK OF

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