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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42465
Last updated: 20 April 2018
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Type:Bushby M-II Mustang-II
Registration: N102JB
C/n / msn: MII-1321
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Daytona Beach, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:44J
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
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.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to securely reconnect the distributor coil wire during routine maintenance. Factors were the unsuitable terrain and trees.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 08:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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