NTSB Identification: CHI85FEP04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32711.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in FT. ATKINSON, WI
Aircraft: PZL-Bielsko SZD-45A OGAR, registration: N35AS
Injuries: 1 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.

WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT AN ALT OF APRX 40 TO 50 FT AGL. AT THIS TIME, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ENG SLOWED DOWN, THE ACFT TURNED LEFT AND DOVE INTO THE TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS DISCOVERED DURING AN ENG EXAMINATION WHICH WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN ANY SUBSTANTIAL LOSS OF PWR.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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