Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Blackhawk Fld. Airport

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin 53527
Friday, July 3, 1987 12:20 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
ON RETURN FROM THE SECOND TEST FLIGHT IN THE EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER DESCENT RATE ON SHORT FINAL. AN ATTEMPT TO ADD POWER TO CORRECT THE SITUATION WAS UNSUCCESSFUL, AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON A HIGHWAY SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. IT THEN BOUNCED AND VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND CAME TO A REST ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date7/3/1987 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1220 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityCOTTAGE GROVE  
Event StateWISCONSIN 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site53527  
Event Date Year1987 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportBLACKHAWK FLD.  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID52C  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation906 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height4500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)27 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)300 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyFAA 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2012 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateJul 3 1987 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1330 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information35574 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 13 2000 2:35PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN169AF 
NTSB NumberCHI87DEP08  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameUNKNOWN  
Aircraft ModelAVID FLYER  
Aircraft Series IdentifierAVID FLYER 
Aircraft Serial Number20944  
Certified Max Gross Weight850 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last InspectionJun 29 1987 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameMICHAEL J. LITZKOW  
Aircraft Owner Street Address21 LA CRESCENT CIRCLE  
Aircraft Owner CityMADISON  
Aircraft Owner StateWI 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode53716  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1120 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27  
Runway Length2600 
Runway Width40 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--