NTSB Identification: LAX89LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38358.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 19, 1988 in CHINO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N1441C
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 PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE ACFT DURING THE LANDING ROLL AND GROUND LOOPED. THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT THIS WAS THE FIRST LANDING OF THE DAY AND THAT THEY WERE STAYING IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN TO PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS ON RWY 26. THE PLT STATED THAT THE TOUCHDOWN AND LANDING WAS STRAIGHT, BUT DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE PLANE STARTED A TURN TO THE LEFT FOLLOWED BY A SHARP TURN TO THE RIGHT. SHE ATTEMPTED TO ADD POWER TO CORRECT, BUT THE ACFT WAS HEADING TOWARDS A CESSNA IN POSITION ON RWY 21 INTERSECTION. THEY CROSSED THE GRASS BETWEEN THE RWYS AND PRIOR TO REACHING RWY 21 THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED. INSPECTION REVEALED THE TAILWHEEL STEERING ASSEMBLY DETENT PIN HAD SEPARATED.

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

LANDING GEAR,STEERING SYSTEM..DISCONNECTED

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