NTSB Identification: FTW86LQG15.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31298.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 29, 1986 in MIDLAND, TX
Aircraft: AVIATION ADV. MUSTANG PSID, registration: N51JR
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 EXPERIMENTAL ACFT ON A TEST FLT SUFFERED AN ENGINE FAILURE DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO LAND. THE PLT SAID THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE HE COULD MAKE THE ARPT SO HE TURNED RIGHT TO AN OPEN FIELD TO LAND DOWNWIND. INVESTIGATION AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THAT THE DISTRIBUTOR DRIVE GEAR LOCK PIN SHEARED. NO OTHER MALFUNCTIONS WERE DISCOVERED.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,DISTRIBUTOR..DISABLED

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