NTSB Identification: CHI83LA375.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20894.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1983 in DECATUR, IL
Aircraft: QUICKIE Q2, registration: N7QA
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.

THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING AND BROKE THE FRONT CANARD AFTER BOUNCING ON TOUCHDOWN AND DRAGGING THE LEFT WING. THE PILOT HAD BEEN INFORMED BY THE TOWER THAT BLACK SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE ENGINE. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE FROM AN EXCESSIVELY RICH MIXTURE. THE PILOT LATER STATED THAT HE WAS NERVOUS PLUS THIS WAS HIS FIRST LANDING IN THIS ACFT. HE FURTHER STATED THAT HE COULD NOT SEEM TO GET THE PROPER ACFTATTITUDE FOR LANDING. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED DURING THE LANDING.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..IMPROPER

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