NTSB Identification: LAX86FUM03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33449.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 30, 1986 in PINE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX 2, registration: N57999
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

JUST AFTER LIFT-OFF AT AN ALTITUDE OF APRX 10 FT AGL, THE ULTRALIGHT ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE BACK TO THE DIRT RUNWAY. THE PLT TURNED THE ACFT TO THE RIGHT TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH TREES, HOWEVER, THE NOSE GEAR CAUGHT IN THE BRUSH AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THERE WAS NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION REPORTED.

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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