NTSB Identification: ATL86LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30275.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 13, 1985 in PARIS, TN
Aircraft: GARY E. WILSON QUICKIE, registration: N4974A
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.

THE PLT HAD COMPLETED SEVERAL HIGH SPEED TAXI RUNS IN THE HOMEBUILT ACFT PRIOR TO THE ATTEMPTED FLT. THE ACFT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 50-100 FT AND REACHED A SPEED OF APPRX 65 MPH. IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE NOR CLIMB ANY FURTHER. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A TURN BACK TO THE ARPT AND THE ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALTITUDE. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A FORCED LANDING OFF THE ARPT. THE ACFT HIT A FENCE AND CARTWHEELED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE HAD NOT DEVELOPED FULL RPM DURING THE TAKEOFF AND THAT PART OF THE COWLING WAS NOT INSTALLED FOR THIS FLIGHT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

COWL FLAP CONTROL..IMPROPER

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