NTSB Identification: CHI85LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26224.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 16, 1984 in YPSILANTI, MI
Aircraft: CROSETTI GLASAIR - TD, registration: N278BC
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.

THE ACFT HAD JUST RETURNED FROM A FLT. ENGINE RUN-UP AND PRE-FLT CHECKS WERE NORMAL. ON INITIAL CLIMB, ENG LOST PWR TO EXTENT CONTINUED FLIGHT WAS NOT POSSIBLE. PLT EXECUTED FORCED LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. INSPECTION REVEALED A BIRD FEATHER LODGED AGAINST THE INDUCTION AIR SCOOP SCREEN. AFTER REMOVAL OF THE FEATHER, ENG RAN NORMALLY.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,RAM AIR/INDUCTION AIR..BLOCKED(PARTIAL)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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