NTSB Identification: FTW86FRG18.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31103.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 20, 1986 in GEROGETOWN, TX
Aircraft: BABY BIRD Q2-200, registration: N39943
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 ACFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY AFTER LOSING PARTIAL PWR WHILE MANEUVERING AROUND THE ARPT. THE PLT HAD RADIOED THAT THE ENG WAS DEVELOPING ABOUT 2000 RPM. THE PLT HAD REPORTED THROTTLE PROBLEMS ON PREVIOUS FLT. DUE TO IMPACT DAMAGE IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO INSPECT THE ENGINE PROPERLY. THE ACFT HAD CLIPPED THE TOPS OF TREES SOUTH OF THE RWY AND THEN DESCENDED VERY STEEPLY TO A NOSE FIRST CRASH LANDING. THE ACFT MADE GROUND CONTACT 90 FT FROM THE TREE CONTACT POINT AND STOPPED 47 FT AFTER GROUND CONTACT. THE PLT THOUGHT THAT THE MIXTURE CONTROLS CAME PARTIALLY LOOSE ALLOWING THE MIXTURE TO PARTIALLY CLOSE REDUCING THE RPM OF THE ENG.

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

MIXTURE CONTROL,LINKAGE..LOOSE

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