NTSB Identification: MKC83FA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21258.
Accident occurred Friday, April 15, 1983 in KECHI, KS
Aircraft: BREEZY 01, registration: N1019W
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
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 HOME BUILT ACFT HAD BEEN IN STORAGE WITH THE WINGS REMOVED. THE WINGS HAD BEEN RECENTLY RE-INSTALLED BY THE OWNER AND THIS WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT AFTER THE RE-INSTALLATION. DURING A TAKEOFF FROM AN OPEN FIELD, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT LIFT-OFF, CLIMB TO ABOUT 50 TO 100 FT AGL, THEN BANK ABRUPTLY TO THE RIGHT, DESCEND AND CRASH IN A STEEP RIGHT BANK. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THE AILERON CABLES WERE CONNECTED IN REVERSE, SO THAT WHEN THE CONTROL WHEEL WAS TURNED TO THE RIGHT, THE AILERONS WOULD DEFLECT FOR A LEFT BANK AND VICE VERSA.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..INCORRECT
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD
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