NTSB Identification: ATL85LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28172.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in STOCKBRIDGE, GA
Aircraft: Wag-Aero, Inc. CUBBIE (J-3), registration: N909GH
Injuries: 2 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.
DURING A DEPARTURE, THE ENG HAD A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER CLIMBING TO ABOUT 75 FT, NEITHER THE ACFT'S SPEED NOR ALT WOULD INCREASE. HE LOWERED THE NOSE TO INCREASE THE ENG RPM & SPEED, BUT THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING HIT A TREE & THE ACFT CRASHED INTO ANOTHER TREE & THE GROUND. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT HAD NOT ACCELERATED TO ITS TAKEOFF SPEED AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE 3000 FT RWY, YET HE CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF ROLL. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE COMPRESSION RING ON THE #1 PISTON WAS FROZEN IN COMPRESSION. NO OTHER PRE-ACCIDENT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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