NTSB Identification: LAX89LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37887.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 1988 in SAINT HELENA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC, registration: N4722E
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT AFTER COMPLETING A THREE POINT LANDING, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO OSCILLATE. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN SOFT DIRT. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS REPORTED.

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..SOFT

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