NTSB Identification: DEN88LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35682.
Accident occurred Monday, March 21, 1988 in GREELEY, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCAA, registration: N8929
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.
THE CFI RATED PLT AND HIS CFI RATED PASSENGER WERE PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE TAIL WHEEL CHATTERED DURING THE LAST TOUCHDOWN, AND THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT. THE PLT ADDED SOME RIGHT RUDDER WHICH DID NOT HELP. THE PLT ADDED RIGHT BRAKE. THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT, DAMAGING THE LEFT MAIN GEAR AND COLLAPSING THE TAIL WHEEL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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