NTSB Identification: CHI84LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26066.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 27, 1984 in STURTEVANT, WI
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415C, registration: N93939
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS MAKING A HI SPEED TAXI CHECK WHEN THE ACFT LIFTED OFF TO ABOUT 5 FT AGL. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT BEGAN TO GO TO THE LEFT. WHEN THE PLT APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER, THE PLANE VEERED FURTHER LEFT & CRASHED IN AN ONION FIELD. AN EXAM OF THE FLT CONTROLS REVEALED THAT THE RUDDER CONTROL CABLES HAD BEEN CROSS RIGGED AFTER THEY HAD BEEN REMOVED & REINSTALLED DURING MAINTENANCE.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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