NTSB Identification: LAX88DUG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37960.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: COSTA TEENY-TWO, registration: N5428R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE HOMEBUILT TEENY-TWO ACFT WAS BUILT WITH A 40 HP, BRITISH RELIANT, HAWK AE ENG, RATHER THAN A VOLKSWAGON ENG WHICH BUILDERS NORMALLY USED. IT HAD BEEN FLOWN ONLY ONE TIME BEFORE THE ACDNT FLT. THE 1ST FLT WAS MADE IN COOLER TEMP CONDS WITHOUT INCIDENT; THE 2ND FLT WAS MADE ON AN 81 DEG DAY. THE PLT RPRTD THAT DRG TAKEOFF ON THE 2ND FLT, ALL SEEMED REASONABLY NORMAL UNTIL AFTER THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AT ABT MIDFIELD. AFTER IT HAD BECOME AIRBORNE & TRAVELED ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE 3200' RWY, THE PLT FELT THE ACFT 'STAGGER A LITTLE.' HE CHECKED FOR FULL THROTTLE & LOWERED THE NOSE TO PICK UP AIRSPEED. HOWEVER, AS THE ACFT CONTINUED OVER A SWAMP AT THE END OF THE RWY, IT STARTED TO SETTLE & WOULD NOT SUSTAIN FLT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT TOUCHED DOWN & CRASHED ON THE SWAMPY TERRAIN. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS RPRTD.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

Index for Jul1988 | Index of months