NTSB Identification: CHI83LA236.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20829.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 02, 1983 in JACKSON, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N20082
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PLT STATED THE ENG QUIT AT ABOUT 100-200 FT AGL AFTER TAKEOFF. HE EXECUTED A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN TO REMAIN WITHIN THE ARPT BOUNDARY & THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND. THE UPPER PORTION OF THE MAGNETO MOUNT FLANGE WAS BROKEN & THE MAGNETO WAS HANGING BY THE IGNITION WIRES. THE MAGNETO UPPER FLANGE HAD A RECTANGULAR WEAR PATTERN CORRESPONDING TO THE MOUNT BLOCK ABOUT 1/8 INCH DEEP. THE FLANGE HAD CRACKED AWAY AT THAT POINT. THE LOWER MOUNT BLOCK & NUT WERE MISSING. IT APPEARED THAT EITHER THE BOTTOM NUT WAS LEFT OFF OR HAD VIBRATED OFF.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

IGNITION SYSTEM,MAGNETO..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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