NTSB Identification: BFO88LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35481.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1988 in RICHLANDS, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: DREYER-STARDUSTER SA-300, registration: N3LD
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.

AFTER TOUCHDOWN, DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT VEERED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THIS ACTION BY APPLYING RIGHT RUDDER AND THE ACFT VEERED 45 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY AND CAME TO REST ON THE EMBANKMENT OF A RIVER WHICH CROSSED UNDER THE RWY. A MALFUNCTION OF THE TAILWHEEL LOCKING MECHANISM WAS DISCOVERED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL LOCK..INOPERATIVE

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