Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Council Bluffs Airport

Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
Saturday, December 1, 1984 12:45 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN PRACTICING LANDINGS AND THEN CLIMBED THE ACFT TO 5000 FT ABOVE THE ARPT. HE FLEW AROUND FOR AWHILE TO COOL OFF THE ENG AND THEN HE SHUTDOWN IT DOWN TO PRACTICE RESTARTS. AFTER THE FIRST RESTART THE ENG WAS SHUT DOWN A SECOND TIME. THIS RESTART WAS UNSUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THE PROP HAD STOPPED WINDMILLING AND THIS ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A STARTER. UPON REACHING 2500 FT MSL, THE PLT BEGAN CONCENTRATING ON THE FORCED LANDING. AFTER ONE CIRCLE OVER THE ARPT THE PLT DETERMINED HE WAS STILL TOO HIGH AND MADE A SECOND CIRCLE. DURING THE SECOND CIRCLE, THE WIND, WHICH WAS GUSTING TO 25 KTS, BLEW THE ACFT AWAY FROM THE RWY. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SMALL TREE DURING THE FORCED LANDING.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date12/1/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1245 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityCOUNCIL BLUFFS  
Event StateIOWA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site51501  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month12 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportCOUNCIL BLUFFS  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDCBF  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport350 
Airport Elevation
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 Height25000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height8000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-1 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)130 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 25 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
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 AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2345 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26275 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN86120 
NTSB NumberMKC85FA031  
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 NameAERONCA  
Aircraft Model11AC  
Aircraft Series Identifier11AC  
Aircraft Serial Number11AC 551  
Certified Max Gross Weight1250 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
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 InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionApr 17 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours3700 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGLEN A. BOHLS  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1208 WEDGEWOOD  
Aircraft Owner CityCOUNCIL BLUFFS  
Aircraft Owner StateIA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode51501  
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 Time1130 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
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 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length
Runway Width
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--