NTSB Identification: CHI85LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26548.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 28, 1984 in AURORA, IL
Aircraft: MOORE QUICKSILVER MX II, registration: N3998J
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.
PLT LANDED IN OPEN FIELD TO TIGHTEN HIS SCARF, WHICH HAD BECOME LOOSE AND POSED A POSSIBLE HAZARD. A SECOND ULTRALIGHT LANDED TO SEE OF THE PLT HAD PROBLEMS, THEN DEPARTED TOWARD THE EAST, SUCCESSFULY NEGOTIATING A 10 KT X-WIND.PLT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF IN SAME DIRECTION. LACK OF HEADWIND COMPONENT PROLONGED THE GROUND RUN AND ACFT ENTERED A ROUGHER AREA. X-WIND RAISED LEFT WING AS LEFT GEAR STRUCK A DIRT BANK, CAUSING ACFT TO NOSE DOWN INTO TERRAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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