NTSB Identification: LAX84FU028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25385.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 19, 1984 in ELK GROVE, CA
Aircraft: PIONEER FLT STAR, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE ULTRALIGHT WAS ON A SOLO TRAINING FLT WHEN THE ENGINE STOPPED AS THE VEHICLE PASSED OVER THE RWY. THE STUDENT MADE A SHOLLOW BANK TO THE RIGHT AND DESCENDED INTO AN ADJACENT FIELD WHERE SHE AND THE VEHICLE COLLIDED WITH SOME BALES OF HAY. THE STUDENT HAD RECEIVED 20 HOURS OF DUAL INSTRUCTION IN A 2 PLACE CESSNA ACFT PRIOR TO HER SOLO FLT IN THE ULTRALIGHT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ENGINE FAILED BECAUSE THE IGNITION COIL HAD BECOME DISCONNECTED. THE ULTRALIGHT WAS EQUIPED WITH A BALLISTIC PARACHUTE SYSTEM WHICH WAS NOT DEPLOYED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION COIL..DISCONNECTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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