NTSB Identification: MKC85FA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26275.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 01, 1984 in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N86120
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN PRACTICING LANDINGS AND THEN CLIMBED THE ACFT TO 5000 FT ABOVE THE ARPT. HE FLEW AROUND FOR AWHILE TO COOL OFF THE ENG AND THEN HE SHUTDOWN IT DOWN TO PRACTICE RESTARTS. AFTER THE FIRST RESTART THE ENG WAS SHUT DOWN A SECOND TIME. THIS RESTART WAS UNSUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THE PROP HAD STOPPED WINDMILLING AND THIS ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A STARTER. UPON REACHING 2500 FT MSL, THE PLT BEGAN CONCENTRATING ON THE FORCED LANDING. AFTER ONE CIRCLE OVER THE ARPT THE PLT DETERMINED HE WAS STILL TOO HIGH AND MADE A SECOND CIRCLE. DURING THE SECOND CIRCLE, THE WIND, WHICH WAS GUSTING TO 25 KTS, BLEW THE ACFT AWAY FROM THE RWY. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SMALL TREE DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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:

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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