NTSB Identification: DEN88LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37304.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 1988 in LORDSBURG, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N97395
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 TAKEOFF THE PLANE SWERVED TO THE LT AND THE PLT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. ON THE SECOND TAKEOFF, THE AIRPLANE AGAIN SWERVED LT AND DEPARTED THE RWY. THE PLANE ENTERED LOOSE SAND OFF THE LT SIDE OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD MADE 10 TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS IN THIS AIRPLANE. THE PLT SAID THAT HE FELT THE TAILWHEEL HAD STUCK OFF CENTER. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION BY AN FAA AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR REVEALED NO EVIDENCE TO EXPLAIN THE REPORTED LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

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

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