NTSB Identification: LAX91LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44673.
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 1991 in OJAI, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89828
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
APPROACHING THE DESTINATION AIRSTRIP, WHICH WAS LOCATED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AND 500 TO 1500 FEET PER MINUTE DOWNDRAFTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE APPLIED FULL ENGINE POWER AND ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LANDING. THE AIRPLANE OVERFLEW THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND A DIRT BERM.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITION. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE DOWNDRAFT WEATHER CONDITION.
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