ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42465
Last updated: 23 August 2014
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Date:17-JUL-1999
Time:1615
Type:Bushby M-II Mustang-II
Owner/operator:private
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(44J)
Destination airport:
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.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X19155


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