ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42465
Last updated: 3 August 2015
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Narrative:The pilot was flying the aircraft for its first flight following recent maintenance work that he had performed on the engine to correct a misalignment of the alternator drive belt. Shortly after takeoff from runway 5, the airplane was observed in a climb. At approximately 700 ft. agl, the engine quit. The airplane descended and impacted a pine tree, then collided with the ground. An examination of the engine following the accident revealed that the wire to the center post of the distributor was disconnected. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to securely reconnect the distributor coil wire during routine maintenance. Factors were the unsuitable terrain and trees.
|Type:||Bushby M-II Mustang-II|
|C/n / msn:|| MII-1321|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Daytona Beach, FL -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Take off|
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