NTSB Identification: MKC85LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28348.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 1985 in FENTON, MO
Aircraft: JAMES GRESS QUICKIE, registration: N32JG
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE TAKING OFF, THE PLT NOTED A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENG POWER DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT & TRIED TO MANEUVER AROUND TREES NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. HOWEVER, THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO THE TREE TOPS, THEN CRASHED ONTO THE ROOF OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING. AN EXAM OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT ONE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET WAS LEAKING DURING ENG OPERATION, PROVIDING INSUFFICIENT COMPRESSION TO THAT CYLINDER & A REDUCTION OF POWER. THE ENG HAD ONLY 2 CYLINDERS.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LEAK

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..LOW COMPRESSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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