NTSB Identification: LAX85LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27928.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 06, 1985 in CAMARILLO, CA
Aircraft: MILENTZ QUICKIE 02, registration: N3258P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON A LOCAL TEST FLT FOR THE RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED EXPERIMENTAL HOMEBUILT ACFT, PLT EXPERIENCED AN ON GROUND LOSS OF CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND ROLL, VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND CARTWHEELED AFTER ENCOUNTERIMG PLOWED FURROW. PLTSTATED THAT THE TAKEOFF ROLL WAS NORMAL UNTIL ACHIEVING ABOUT 65 KNOTS WHEN THE ACFT TAIL UNEXPECTEDLY ROSE OFF THE GROUND. AFT PITCH CONTROL INPUT RESULTED IN THE ACFT NOSE LEAVING THE GROUND. ACFT 'BOUNCED' ONCE OFF THE RUNWAY AND PLT REDUCED POWER TO IDLE. ACFT THEN 'PILED IN AGAIN,' AFTER WHICH IT SLID OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, ENCOUNTERED A SERIES OF PLOWED FURROWS AND 'CARTWHEELED MULTIPLE TIMES.' PLT SAID THERE WAS NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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