NTSB Identification: CHI85FEE04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28608.
Accident occurred Monday, August 26, 1985 in MENDOTA, IL
Aircraft: JAUCH COOT/AMPHIB, registration: N81KX
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A BEAN FLD DURING A FORCED LANDING FOLLOWING A LOSS OF PWR ON TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED THE ACFT HAD LOW PWR DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN, HOWEVER, HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE TAKEOFF AND MAKE A 180 DEG TURN BACK TO THE AIRSTRIP. ONCE AIRBORNE, THE PWR LOSS INCREASED AND THE FORCED LANDING ENSUED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED A RAG USED BY THE PLT AS AN AIR INLET COVER WAS NOT REMOVED PRIOR TO FLT AND SUBSEQUENTLY WAS INJESTED INTO THE CARBURETOR.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..FOREIGN OBJECT

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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