NTSB Identification: CHI83LA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 16, 1982 in RED WING, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1983
Aircraft: QUICKIE, registration: N69HD
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 PILOT'S FIRST FLIGHT IN THE NEW HOME BUILT AIRCRAFT. HE HAD NO PREVIOUS FLIGHT TIME IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL AND HAD NO PREVIOUS FLIGHT EXPERIENCE IN AIRCRAFT WITH CANARD AIRFOILS. HE STATED THAT AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE, AND HE WAS UNABLE TO DAMPEN OUT THE OSCILLATION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS APPROACHING HIGH LINES AND WAS NEAR THE STALL SPEED, SO THE PILOT ELECTED TO REDUCE THE POWER, FLY UNDER THE LINES AND LAND IN A FIELD. DURING THE LANDING, THE MAIN WHEEL HIT A 1 FT MOUND OF DIRT AND BROKE THE LEFT CANARD NEAR THE FUSELAGE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PROPELLER AND ENGINE COWLING WERE DAMAGED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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