NTSB Identification: CHI84LU006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26775.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 07, 1984 in HARTFORD, WI
Aircraft: PTERODACTYL FLEDGLING, registration: NONE
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.

THE ULTRALIGHT WAS IN THE TAKEOFF CLIMB AT ABOUT 75 FT AGL WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. DURING THE EMERGENCY FORCED LANDING, THE ACFT LANDED HARD ON UPSLOPING TERRAIN & THE NOSE GEAR FAILED IN OVERLOAD. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT AN IGNITION WIRE WAS WORN AND HAD SHORTED TO THE ACFT FRAME.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM..SHORTED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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