NTSB Identification: CHI83LA277.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23193.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1983 in CAMPBELL HILL, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N731KY
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.
AFTER TAKING OFF FROM A HAUL ROAD, WHICH WAS BEING USED AS AN AIRSTRIP, THE ACFT BEGAN CLIMBING. AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL, THE PLT NOTED A LOSS OF POWER (THRUST) AS THE ENG BEGAN TO OVERSPEED. THE PLT LOWERED THE NOSE TO GAIN AIRSPEED & DUMPED HIS LOAD, BUT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE ACFT HAD FLOWN OUT OVER A SLURRY POND. SUBSEQUENTLY, DURING AN EMERGENCY LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON SOFT, SANDY TERRAIN & NOSED OVER. AN EXAM OF THE PROPELLER (PROP) REVEALED THAT BOTH ACTUATING LINKS HAD FAILED. WEAR WAS NOTED ON THE OUTER SEMICIRCULAR SECTIONS OF ONE LINK, WHILE THE ABSENCE OF WEAR WAS NOTED ON THE OTHER. THE PROP HAD BEEN IN SERVICE FOR 384 HRS SINCE IT WAS OVERHAULED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,PITCH CHANGE MECH..FAILURE,TOTAL
TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY
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