NTSB Identification: CHI86FEV04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32297.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 1986 in DANVILLE, IL
Aircraft: PATE QUICKIE, registration: N24RP
Injuries: 1 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 PERFORMING HI SPEED TAXI TESTS, THE PLT OF A NEW HOME BUILT ACFT TOOK OFF ON THE ACFT'S 1ST FLT. AFTER TAKING OFF,HE REALIZED SOMETHING WAS WRONG; HOWEVER, BY THEN, THE ACFT WAS PAST THE DEP END OF THE RWY AT 50 TO 75 FT AGL & WOULD NOT CLIMB ANY HIGHER. THE PLT TRIED TO TURN, BUT IN A TURN, THE NOSE WOULD DROP. THE ACFT WAS SOON APCHG A POWER LINE, SO THE PLT 'CUT' THE ENG POWER & THE ACFT CRASHED IN A BEAN FIELD. AN INV REVEALED THE ACFT WAS LOADED WITH THE CENTER-OF-GRAVITY (CG) 1.93 INCHES AHEAD OF THE FORWARD LIMIT.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..MANUFACTURER

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..MANUFACTURER

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


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