NTSB Identification: DEN84LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23966.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 18, 1984 in TOWNSEND, MT
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 201B, registration: N1264W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 ACFT ENGINE LOST POWER ON THE BASE LEG WHEN THE PLT RETARDED THE THROTTLE. THE PLT LANDED ON THE RWY, BUT THE ACFT STARTED TO VEER TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT SAID HE APPLIED THE BRAKES WHICH DID NOT SEEM TO OPERATE. LATER, HE SAID HE MAY HAVE HAD HIS FEET ON THE RUDDER BAR & NOT ON THE PEDALS. THIS WAS THE PLTS FIRST LANDING IN THIS ACFT. A MECHANIC SAID THE ENGINE PROBABLY LOST POWER BECAUSE IT 'FLOODED' DUE TO RAPID USE OF THE THROTTLE.

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

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

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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