NTSB Identification: DEN88LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35364.
Accident occurred Monday, January 11, 1988 in CLOVIS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N5063J
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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

PLT AND ACFT OWNER HAD FLOWN TO TEXAS ON BUSINESS. THE FLYING PLT WAS BEING 'CHECKED OUT' BY THE OWNER WHO IS ALSO A PILOT. DURING A LANDING ATTEMPT ON RWY 22, THE ACFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE AND THE PLT EXECUTED A GO-AROUND. DURING THE SECOND LANDING, THE ACFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE AGAIN. THE PLT APPLIED FULL PWR TO GO-AROUND BUT THE ACFT GNDLOOPED, WENT OFF THE RWY, HIT A DITCH AND BECAME AIRBORNE. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO FLY THE ACFT AND STRUCK A 15 FT IRRIGATION STANDPIPE. THE PLT HAD 2 HRS OF FLT TIME IN TAIL WHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT PASSENGER


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PORPOISE/PILOT-INDUCED OSCILLATION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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