NTSB Identification: CHI84LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25148.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 11, 1984 in CLEVELAND, OH
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N1987Y
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PASSENGER REPORTED THAT ON TAKEOFF HE HEARD A BANG & SAW A PUFF OF BLUE SMOKE. THE PLT PULLED THE PWR OFF BUT DID NOT LOWER THE NOSE SO THE PASSENGER, WHO HAD FLT EXPERIENCE, PUSHED THE NOSE FORWARD & IMPACTED THE RWY. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THE SPARK PLUG ON #3 CYL WAS LOOSE & HAD DAMAGED THREADS. ALL OTHER ENG COMPONENTS WERE NORMAL.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..LOSS,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INTENTIONAL..PASSENGER

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