NTSB Identification: SEA86FA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31521.
Accident occurred Friday, July 04, 1986 in MULINO, OR
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84463
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 PVT PLT HAD BEEN GIVING RIDES AROUND THE LOCAL AREA FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. HE HAD JUST DROPPED OFF ONE PASSENGER AND PICKED UP ANOTHER. THE ACFT TAXIED FROM THE RAMP TO THE RWY 30 AND MADE A NORMAL TAKEOFF. DURING CROSSWIND TURN THE ENGINE STARTED TO MISS AND BACK FIRE. THE ACFT MADE THE DOWNWIND TURN AT ABOUT 400 FT AGL AND A CURVING BASE TO FINAL. THE ACFT STALLED AND CRASHED. WITNESSES REPORTED STRONG GUSTY WINDS EAST AND SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT. EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE ENGINE WAS NOT OPERATING AT IMPACT; HOWEVER, POST ACCIDENT EXAM FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY FAILURE/ MALFUNCTION. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY POST IMPACT FIRE. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS WERE CONDUCIVE TO CARBURETOR ICE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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