NTSB Identification: DEN85FTM01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30652.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 27, 1985 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Aircraft: GAMBLE SONERAI II, registration: N922GG
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.
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A FORCED LANDING SHORT OF THE RWY FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF HE NOTICED A RISE IN THE CYLINDER HEAD TEMPERATURE. HE ATTEMPTED A LANDING AND OVERSHOT THE RWY. DURING THE PLT'S SECOND LANDING ATTEMPT, ENG PWR WAS LOST AND THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT ATTRIBUTED THE HIGH CYLINDER HEAD TEMPERATURE AND LOSS OF PWR TO IMPROPER ENG COWL BAFFLING. THE PLT HAD JUST COMPLETED BUILDING THE ACFT AND THIS WAS IT'S FIRST FLIGHT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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