NTSB Identification: DEN84FU011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26768.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 1984 in BRIGHTON, CO
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 TURNING IN A SPIRAL TURN TO THE RIGHT WHEN WITNESSES HEARD THE ENGINE STOP. THE ACFT WENT INTO A SPINAND CRASHED. WITNESSES SAID THE PLT HAD BEEN DOING THIS BEFORE WITH A PULL OUT AT ABOUT 50 FT AGL AND A RESTART OF THE ENGINE. THE HEIGHT OF THE ACFT AT SPIN ENTRY WAS ABOUT 500 FT AGL. EXAMINATION OF THE VEHICLE REVEALED THAT THE SWITCH FOR START/STOP WAS IN THE OFF POSITION.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


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