NTSB Identification: CHI86FEM04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32140.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 06, 1986 in LANSING, MI
Aircraft: PERKINS VIKING DRAGONFLY, registration: N192AP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

ON HIS FIRST FLIGHT IN THIS TYPE OF HOMEBUILT THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED WHAT HE SAID WAS WINDSHEAR ON FINAL APPROACH FOR HIS FIRST LANDING. HE ADDED POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED UP 30 DEGREES. HE PUSHED DOWN ON THE STICK AND THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED DOWN VIOLENTLY. HE ADDED FULL POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT PITCHED UP AGAIN. THE NOSE FELL THROUGH VIOLENTLY AGAIN AND THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID TO A STOP. HE ALSO STATED THAT THIS WAS HIS FIRST FLIGHT IN ANY AIRCRAFT IN ELEVEN MONTHS.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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