NTSB Identification: FTW82DA183
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 19, 1982 in SOUTHLAKE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/1983
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC, registration: N7477B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE PRIVATE PILOT SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT, THOUGHT THE COWLING WAS LOOSE. THE PILOT INFORMED THE OWNER AND COMMERCIAL PILOT IN THE REAR SEAT WHO TOOK CONTROL AND DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE SUSPECTED LOOSE COWLING WAS A PIECE OF RUBBER IN THE AIR INTAKE TO KEEP OUT BIRDS.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EQUIPMENT,OTHER..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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