NTSB Identification: CHI85FA234.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27979.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in EVELETH, MN
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC-3, registration: N6121K
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Serious.

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.

ON TAKEOFF FROM ELY LAKE THE ACFT TURNED SHARP LEFT AT AN ALTITUDE OF 80-100 FT. AT THIS POINT THE ACFT CEASED RATED TO CLIMB AND DECENDED INTO TREES AND A LAKESIDE HOUSE. THE A CFT WAS IN EXCESS OF 400 LBS OVER GROSS WEIGHT. THE LADING GEAR AND NOSE BALLAST WAS INSTALLED.

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

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

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION HARNESS..CRACKED



Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..OUTPUT LOW


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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