NTSB Identification: FTW82DA148
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in SLATON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: RAND KR-1 CATFISH, registration: N8036A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE HOME BUILT AIRCRAFT WAS ON ITS INITIAL TEST FLIGHT. AFTER COMPLETING TWO TAKEOFF RUNS SUCCESSFULLY, THE PILOT ELECTED TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT AROUND THE LOCAL PATTERN. WHILE CLIMBING ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY, THE ENGINE BEGAN MISSING. THE PILOT TURNED BACK TOWARD THE AIRPORT, AND AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL, LOST ALL POWER. HE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD, BUT AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 40 TO 50 FT, THE PLANE NOSED OVER AND WAS DEMOLISHED. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE AIRPORT WAS ABOUT 3600 FT.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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