NTSB Identification: ATL84LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24801.
Accident occurred Friday, May 18, 1984 in THOMASVILLE, NC
Aircraft: Eiriavion Oy PIK 20E, registration: N35LP
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT SUFFERED A PARTIAL POWER LOSS AT 150 FT AGL WHILE ON INITIAL CLIMB. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT TO LAND AND THE ENG LOST TOTAL POWER. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A MATURE WHEAT FIELD. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED THAT THE NO. 1 PISTON & CYL WERE EXPOSED TO EXTREME HEAT AND THE PISTON HAD A HOLE THROUGH IT. THE SPARK PLUG WAS ALSO BADLY BURNED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..OVERTEMPERATURE

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,PISTON..OVERTEMPERATURE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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