NTSB Identification: MKC84LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26272.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in WICHITA, KS
Aircraft: ROTEC RALLY SPORT, registration: N912RE
Injuries: 2 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.

PILOT STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF AND CLIMB TO THE DOWNWIND LEG OF THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, HE REDUCED ENGINE PWR AND REVERSED COURSE. THE PILOT CONTINUED TO STATE THAT THE ENG STARTED LOSING PWR AND SUBSEQUENTLY FAILED. A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A NEWLY CULTIVATED FIELD. DURING THE ROLLOUT THE ACFT NOSED OVER. EXAM OF THE ENG AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. THE CARB ICING PROBABILITY CHART PUBLISHED BY THE FAA INDICATED A HIGH POSSIBILITY OF CARB ICE.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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