NTSB Identification: LAX88LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36533.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 20, 1988 in LAKEPORT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9416E
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING LDG ROLLOUT THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY, WENT INTO A DITCH & COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE SURFACE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT ONLY 5 KTS. THE PLT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE ACCIDENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF HE HAD BEEN LESS COMPLACENT DURING LANDING.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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