NTSB Identification: CHI76FEV62
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: VOLKSPLANE VP-1, registration: N3817

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3333  76/8/29    METROPOLIS,IL       VOLKSPLANE VP-1     CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             NO CERTIFICATE, AGE 39,
        TIME - 1615                    N3817               PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  178 TOTAL HOURS, 6 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - METROPOLIS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          METROPOLIS,IL               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: SPARK PLUG
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        REMARKS- PLUG GAP .012 MFG REC .028.QUICK THROTTLE ADVANCE WOULD CAUSE ENG FLOOD.ACFT SENSITIVE TO ELEV CTL

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