NTSB Identification: FTW84LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24753.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 20, 1984 in KERRVILLE, TX
Aircraft: ROBERT MCDONNELL KR-2, registration: N125RM
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT/BUILDER OF THE HOME BUILT ACFT ACCELERATION WAS NOT UP TO PAR DURING THE TAKOFF ROLL. TAKEOFF WAS CONTINUED AND INITIAL CLIMB WAS POOR. A DOWNWIND TURN WAS INITIATED AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. DURING THE TURN THE PLT NOTICEDA STRIP OF TAPE ON TOP OF THE RIGHT WING COMING LOOSE. THIS TAPE COVERS THE DETACH POINT OF THE DETACHABLE WINGS. THE PLT WAS NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT AND IN LOOKING FOR A LANDING SPOT COLLIDED WITH A TREE. THE ACFT SLEWED ABOUT AND CAME TO REST IN A FIELD. THE PLT BLAMED THE ACCIDENT ON A LESS THAN ADEQUATE ENGINE AND THE ADDED DRAG OF THE LOOSE TAPE.

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:

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

WING,SKIN..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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