NTSB Identification: CHI85LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26948.
Accident occurred Friday, October 26, 1984 in ALLEGAN, MI
Aircraft: LIGHT AERO,INC. (ASHLEY) AVID FLYER 1, registration: N4919C
Injuries: 1 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.

PLT STATED HE NOTED A MOMENTARY FLUTTER IN THE RIGHT FLAPERON WHILE IN CRUISE AT 80 KTS. HE THEN HEARD A BANG AND LOOKING AT RIGHT WING, OBSERVED AT LEAST TWO OF THE OUTBOARD FLAPERON HINGE ATTACHMENTS HAD BROKEN. THE ACFT THEN ENTERED A 30-DEGREE RIGHT BANK AND DESCENDING TURN AT A DESCENT RATE OF 700-800 FPM. WHILE MANUVERING TO AVOID OBSTACLES BY USE OF LEFT RUDDER IN A FORCED LANDING ATTEMPT, PLT PULLED THE NOSE UP TO CLEAR A FENCE, THE ACFT STALLED AND MUSHED INTO A FLD NOSING OVER UPON TOUCHDOWN ON THE RIGHT WING TIP AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR. REASON FLAPERON HINGE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES/ATTACHMENTS..FAILURE,PARTIAL



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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