NTSB Identification: LAX84LA394.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25314.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 15, 1984 in OROVILLE, CA
Aircraft: EXPERIMENTAL AMATEUR BUILT OWL RACER, registration: N711BS
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 EXPERIMENTAL/AMATEUR BUILT AIRCRAFT HAD JUST TURNED INBOUND FOR AN EXHIBITION RACE RUN WHEN IT EXPERIENCED SEVERE VIBRATIONS AS THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER. HE HEADED FOR THE RUNWAY AND FOUND THAT HE COULD NOT CONTROL THE ENGINE WITH THE THROTTLE. HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE MAGNETO DUE TO THE AWKWARD LOCATION OF THE SWITCHES. THE PILOT TURNED AWAY FROM THE RUNWAY DUE TO THE CROWD OF SPECTATORS NEAR-BY. HE FORCED THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE GROUND. IT HIT, BOUNCED AND CARTWHEELED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMING TO REST INVERTED IN A STAND OF TREES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,BLADE..SEPARATION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRSPEED..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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