NTSB Identification: CHI85LA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28073.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in LAMBERTVILLE, MI
Aircraft: HANEY POLLIWAGON, registration: N8FT
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT WAS UNABLE TO FLARE THE ACFT WITH FULL UP ELEVATOR AND THE NOSE GEAR CONTACTED THE RWY DURING LANDING. THE ACFT BOUNCED AND CONTACTED THE RWY AGAIN RESULTING IN A GEAR COLLAPSE. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ELEVATOR DID NOT PROVIDE THE SAME AMOUNT OF UP TRAVEL AS DESIGNED. IN ADDITION, THE NOSE GEAR EXTENSION WAS LONGER THAN DESIGNED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..INADEQUATE

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..IMPROPER

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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