NTSB Identification: MKC86LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31329.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 17, 1986 in REPUBLIC, MO
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84055
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 WAS FLYING A PATTERN AROUND A FIELD WHERE HE INTENDED TO LAND LATER. DURING A LOW PASS, HE APPLIED POWER FOR A GO- AROUND BUT FULL POWER WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO PREVENT A TOUCHDOWN. AT TOUCHDOWN, A SIDE LOAD COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT IS ALSO A MECHANIC AND WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE ANY ENGINE PROBLEMS DURING A POST-IMPACT EXAMINATION. THE FIELD ELEVATION WAS 1649 FEET ASL AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 3700 FEET.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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