NTSB Identification: LAX90DVA05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42687.
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 1990 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: Vans Aircraft RV-3, registration: N9030N
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS IN A NEWLY PURCHASED HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT AND COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY 31. THE WINDS WERE 340 DEGREES AT 5 KNOTS. THE RUNWAY WAS 50 FEET WIDE. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR PROBLEMS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOTS LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AFTER A TOUCH AND GO LANDING IN A NEWLY ACQUIRED HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOTS LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THIS AIRCRAFT.

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