NTSB Identification: DEN83FTE06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20422.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 13, 1983 in ERIE, CO
Aircraft: JOHN TYLENDA QUICKIE, registration: N59JT
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 AIRCRAFT LOST POWER DURING TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 50 TO 75 FEET ABOVE THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE RPM BEGAN TO SURGE. THE PILOT SAID HE DID NOT BELIEVE ENOUGH RUNWAY REMAINED FOR A LANDING ON THE AIRPORT SO HE MAINTAINED LEVEL FLT IN A SHALLOW RT TURN TO LAND IN A PLOWED FARM FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AND BOUNCED. DURING THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN THE RIGHT WHEEL PANT DUG INTO THE MUD, TORE OFF THE CANARD AND SPUN THE ACFT 180 DEGREES TO A STOP. THE PILOT EXITED THE ACFT UNHURT. AFTER ABOUT ONE MINUTE OF WAITING THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE ACFT TO CUT THE SWITCHES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT #2 CYLINDER IGNITION LEAD HAD SLIPPED PART WAY OUT OF THE COIL. THIS REDUCED THE FIRING VOLTAGE TO THE SPARK PLUG SO THAT THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING INTERMITTENTLY ON ONE CYLINDER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION COIL..INOPERATIVE
IGNITION SYSTEM,HIGH TENSION WIRING..LOOSE
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