NTSB Identification: CHI83LA388.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22096.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in BLOOMINGTON, IL
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N2XG
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER AT APPX 100 FT AGL. HE HAD LIFTED OFF BEFORE REACHING THE MIDPOINT OF THE RWY. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE CLIMB ATTITUDE & CONFIGURATION OF THE ACFT, HE COULD NOT SEE THE RWY BELOW & THOUGHT HE WAS AT OR BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY. HE STATED THAT HE LOWERED THE NOSE & THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE & RAPID SINK RATE, BUT NO INDICATION OF A STALL. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND HARD IN A WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE & WITH LITTLE FORWARD MOVEMENT. IT CAME TO REST BESIDE THE RWY & ABOUT 900 FT FROM THE DEPARTURE END. AN EXAM OF THE ENG & FUEL SYS REVEALED NO PREIMPACT DISCREPANCIES, EXCEPT THE SPARK PLUGS WERE HEAVILY SOOTED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT 2 WITNESSES NOTED SMOKE FROM THE ENG AREA DURING THE CLIMB. THE TEMP WAS 95 DEG & THE ELEVATION WAS 875 FT. THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE GEAR, COWLING & LOWER PART OF THE WING AREA.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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