NTSB Identification: CHI86FEP08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33777.
Accident occurred Friday, August 01, 1986 in MADISON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T28D-FENNEC, registration: N128RM
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

AFTER THE AIRCRAFT WAS INITALLY TAXIED FOR TAKEOFF, THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE RAMP AND STATED THAT HE WAS EXPERIENCING ENGINE PROBLEMS. HE INQUIRED AT AN FBO ABOUT CHARTERING AN AIRCRAFT TO TAKE HIMSELF AND HIS SON TO AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AT OSHKOSH, WI. MECHANICS LOOKED AT THE AIRCRAFT, BUT NO SPECIFIC PROBLEM WAS IDENTIFIED. THE AIRCRAFT THEN DEPARTED AND SMOKE WAS OBSERVED COMING FROM THE AIRCRAFT AS IT LOST POWER. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN THE AIRPORT, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN A MARSH AREA.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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