NTSB Identification: LAX89LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38090.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 1988 in TWENTYNINE PALM, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N8695V
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 STATED THAT WHILE LANDING, DURING THE FLARE, A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE LEFT WING. THE PILOT CORRECTED JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. WHEN THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A BERM AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE GUSTING TO 10 KNOTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BERM


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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