NTSB Identification: MKC84LA275.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26127.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 12, 1984 in LITTLE ROCK, AR
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC-3, registration: N6516K
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 ANTIQUE ACFT WAS PURCHASED AND A FERRY FLT TO CALIFORNIA ATTEMPTED WITH VERY LIMITED DUAL INSTRUCTION AND MINIMAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE ACFT. THE PROPELLER INSTALLED ON THE ACFT WAS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH FAA SPECIFICATIONS. AN STC WAS AVAILABLE FOR THE PROPELLER BUT MAINT LOGS DID NOT REFLECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE PROPELLER OR IF THE STC HAD BEEN COMPLIED WITH. ACCORDING TO THE PLT'S STATEMENT, IN THE 6 HRS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE ACFT THE MAX ENGINE RPM ATTAINED WAS 2,000. DURING THE INITIAL LEGS OF THE FERRY FROM MORRISTOWN, TN, NUMEROUS TAKEOFFS WERE ABORTED BECAUSE THE ACFT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE TO THE PROPER TAKEOFF SPEED. PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT 2 UNSUCCESSFUL TAKEOFFS WERE ABORTED ON THE 9,000 FT RWY. ON THE THIRD TRY THE ACFT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 200 FT BUT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT. IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR A HIGHWAY THE PLT RAISED THE NOSE UNTIL THE ACFT STALLED, ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND SHORT OF THE ROAD.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES..IMPROPER






Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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