NTSB Identification: CHI85LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26812.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 1984 in DELAWARE, OH
Aircraft: WELLS KR-2, registration: N4486V
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE MADE A NORMAL TAKEOFF IN HIS HOME BUILT ACFT & STARTED TO CLIMB ON A FLT PATH THAT WENT OVER A WAREHOUSE. HE REPORTED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A THERMAL & SEVERE TURBULENCE WHICH WERE CREATED BY THE WAREHOUSE. HE STATED THAT THIS CAUSED THE PLANE TO BANK STEEPLY TO ALMOST 90 DEG. THE PLT INITIATED CORRECTIVE ACTION, BUT THE ACFT WENT INVERTED & SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED ONTO THE WAREHOUSE ROOF.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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