NTSB Identification: CHI99LA345.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 18, 1999 in TROY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Bellanca 8KCAB, registration: N53895
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot said he lost control of the airplane during landing on a sod runway. According to the pilot, he touched down near the right side of the runway and attempted to center the aircraft on the runway. The aircraft continued to the right side of the runway. He said the aircraft was slow to turn to the left as it approached a group of parked aircraft, so he decided to make a sharp right turn to avoid the aircraft. Shortly after making the sharp right turn the airplane collided with trees.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot to maintain directional control during landing. Factors in the accident were the proper alignment not attained by the pilot and the trees.

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