NTSB Identification: CHI84LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22327.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 03, 1983 in CHESANING, MI
Aircraft: JORDAN ACEY DEUCY, registration: N597HJ
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.

THIS WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE HOMEBUILT. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG QUIT DUE TO INADEQUATE GROUNDING. THE PLT RETURNED TO THE FIELD & MADE A SMOOTH LANDING. AT THE END OF THE ROLL OUT THE ANCHOR PLATE FOR THE LANDING GEAR TRUSS FAILED CAUSING THE LEFT GEAR TO COLLAPSE. THE PLT STATED THAT THE 3/4 INCH X 0.049, 4130 SQUARE TUBING USED FOR THE ANCHOR PLATE WAS TOO LIGHT TO CARRY THE ACFT LOADING & THAT IT MAY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY CRACKED FROM HIGH SPEED TAXI TESTS.

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

IGNITION SYSTEM..INADEQUATE

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..INADEQUATE

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