NTSB Identification: LAX84LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23636.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 17, 1984 in RANCHO, CA
Aircraft: VARI EZE, registration: N3VE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 MADE A FORCED LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AFTER PROPELLER FAILURE DURING CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PLT HADMADE HIS PROPELLER OF FIBERGLASS INSTEAD OF RECOMMENDED WOOD. THIS WAS THE FIRST FLT WITH THIS PROPELLER.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..IMPROPER

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

MATERIAL INADEQUATE,IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

Index for Mar1984 | Index of months