NTSB Identification: CHI83FU008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25579.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1983 in SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX, registration: NONE
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 ULTRALIGHT WAS FLYING LOW OVER A GRAVEL PIT AND SUDDENLY PULLED UP AND WENT INTO A DIVE. THE ACFT ENGINE WAS RUNNINGTHROUGHOUT THE MANEUVER ACCORDING TO WITNESSES. THE ACFT DID NOT PULL OUT OF THE DIVE AND THE ACFT DOVE INTO THE WATER. ONE WITNESS THOUGHT THE WINDY DAY MIGHT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE PLT GETTING INTO TOO STEEP A DIVING MANEUVER AT LOW ALT ACCORDING TO A CO-OWNER OF THE ACFT WHO ALSO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT, THIS WAS THE PLTS 2ND FLT IN THIS ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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