NTSB Identification: CHI85LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27075.
Accident occurred Friday, November 30, 1984 in ALLEGAN, MI
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84360
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.

THE PLT STATED HE LOST POWER ON TAKEOFF, BUT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF RATHER THAN ABORT. HE CLEARED WIRES BUT DECIDED HE COULD NOT CLEAR TREES & MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A CORN FIELD. INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE FUEL CONTROL ROD COTTER PIN WAS SEPARATED & THE FUEL VALVE APPEARED TO BE ABOUT HALF ON. ALSO, ONE OF THE SPARK PLUG WIRES WAS FOUND TO BE LOOSE. THE ACFT WAS SERVICED WITH AUTOMOTIVE FUEL WITHOUT AN APPROVED STC FOR THIS FUEL.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT SERVICE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION LEAD..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,PUSH/PULL ROD..LOOSE

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