NTSB Identification: CHI82FA234
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 04, 1982 in KANKAKEE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/04/1983
Aircraft: GOANS G-5, registration: N59CG
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 PILOT WAS MAKING HIS FIRST FLIGHT SINCE A SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE WAS ISSUED. THIS AIRCRAFT WAS UNIQUE IN THAT THE ROTOR CONTROLS WERE CABLE INSTEAD OF PUSH-PULL RODS. THE AIRCRAFT AFTER TAKEOFF STARTED PITCHING UP AND DOWN. THIS PITCHING CONTINUED ON DOWNWIND LEG. THE RUDDER, VETTICAL STABILIZER AND TIPS OF THE WOODEN PROPELLER BEGAN SEPARATING WHEN THE ROTOR ASSEMBLY CONTACTED THE PROPELLER. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER AND TUMBLED TO GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
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