NTSB Identification: SEA85FA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27961.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 07, 1985 in VANCOUVER, WA
Aircraft: BEACHNER QUICK SILVER, registration: N824CB
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

PLT WAS OBSERVED WORKING ON ENGINE DISTRIBUTOR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR WEEKEND DEMO AT AIRSHOW FOR DESIGN SALES PROMOTION. WITNESSES NOTED ENGINE SOUND ON TAKEOFF SEEMED LESS THAN NORMAL. ACFT LIFTED OFF, GEAR WERE RETRACTED AND ACFT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 200 FT AGL BEFORE A LEFT TURN BEGAN. AFTER 90 DEG OF TURN, BANK STEEPENED TO NEAR 60 DEG, NOSE DROPPED THROUGH AND ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN. FIRE BROKE OUT ON IMPACT, CONSUMING FUSELAGE. INVESTIGATION SHOWED DISTRUBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR SHATTERED ON GROUND IMPACT, NO DETERMINATION MADE OF POSS MALFUNCTION. EXCEPT FOR UNEVEN COLORATION OF SPARK PLUGS, NO ABNORMALITIES NOTED ON ENGINE INSPECTION.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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IGNITION SYSTEM,DISTRIBUTOR..UNDETERMINED


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AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED


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MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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