NTSB Identification: NYC85FFJ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32821.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 11, 1985 in CONSTANTIA, NY
Aircraft: Rotec Engineering, Inc. RALLY 3, registration: N302RE
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.

THE PILOT AND PASSENGER IN A RALLY 3 HAD BEEN AIRBORNE FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A ENGINE FAILURE. THE PILOT SET UP FOR A LANDING AND EVENTUALLY GOT THE ENGINE RESTARTED. AFTER FLYING CLOSE TO THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 1/4 MILE HE STARTED CLIMBING AND TURNED ON COURSE. A SECOND ENGINE FAILURE OCCURRED AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO GET A RESTART. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED JUST AS THE PILOT CLEARED A LINE OF TREES APPROXIMATELY 50 FT HIGH.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


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