NTSB Identification: CHI84LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24747.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 1984 in BERLIN, WI
Aircraft: GABLE SONERAI II, registration: N3994G
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.

THIS HOMEBUILT ACFT STALLED DURING A FORCED LANDING AFTER AN ENGINE FAILURE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE TEMPERATURE WENT TO 650 DEGREES WHICH WAS AN OVERHEAT CONDITION. THE PLT STATED THAT HE TRIED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT BUT STALLED 20 FT SHORT OF RWY 27 AND CRASHED IN A SWAMPY AREA. FAA ADVISED THAT THE OWNER HAD TRIED TO MODIFY AN OPENING INTHE COWLING FOR COOLING BUT DUE TO POSITIONING AND AREA THE RESULT WAS A LACK OF COOLING.

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

COOLING SYSTEM,COWLING..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,MODIFICATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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