NTSB Identification: ANC83FA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20984.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Aircraft: Rotec Engineering, Inc. 3A, registration: N397RE
Injuries: 2 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 PLT & A PASSENGER WERE ON A SALES DEMONSTRATION FLT IN THE TWO-PLACE, HOME BUILT, ULTRALIGHT ACFT. DURING TAKEOFF, THE ACFT MUSHED INTO POWER LINES AFTER ATTAINING AN ALTITUDE OF APRX 30 FT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER DURING TAKEOFF. HE ADDED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE WAS MADE, BUT NOT PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL MALFINCTION OR FAILURE WAS FOUND. THE 1500 FT STRIP WAS REPORTED TO BE ROUGH WITH GRASS, 14 INCHES TALL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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