NTSB Identification: FTW86LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31546.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 03, 1986 in WINNIE, TX
Aircraft: WSK PZL Mielec PZL-M-18, registration: N4226N
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 PILOT EXPERIENCED PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER DURING TAKEOFF WHEN THE #3 CYLINDER QUIT FIRING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SETTLED BACK DOWN ONTO THE GRASS STRIP AND COLLIDED WITH A LEVY. AT THIS POINT THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH WENT THROUGH SOME UNDERBRUSH, BREAKING UP THE WINGS. THE BREAKAGE CAUSED THE FUEL TANKS TO RUPTURE AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE. THE PLT HAD PREVIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE ACFT AND THE ACFT MECHANIC HAD A REPLACEMENT CYLINDER ON ORDER WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..FAILURE,TOTAL
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FUEL SYSTEM,TANK..BURST
LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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