NTSB Identification: CHI83LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20243.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in WATERVLIET, MI
Aircraft: RAND KR1 KR-1, registration: N4306
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD FLOWN THE AIRCRAFT ON THE PREVIOUS DAY AND THE OPERATION HAD BEEN SATISFACTORY. PRIOR TO THAT FLIGHT THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR TWO YEARS. AFTER TAKEOFF HE EXPERIENCED POWER INTERRUPTION, MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN BACK TO THE AIRPORT BUT WAS REQUIRED TO TURN LEFT TO AVOID AN ONCOMING AIRCRAFT THAT WAS TAKING OFF. DURING THE TURN THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND. CARBURETOR HEAT HAD NOT BEEN CHECKED OR APPLIED DURING AN EXTENSIVE PREFLIGHT GROUND OPERATION.

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

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