NTSB Identification: LAX90LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40786.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 03, 1989 in RIALTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/1992
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N334K
Injuries: 1 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 HE LOST CONTROL DURING A CROSSWIND LANDING, AND THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE SUBSEQUENT GROUNDLOOP. THE WINDS WERE GUSTING, AND HE REPORTED HE SHOULD HAVE PERFORMED A FLY-BY TO DETERMINE THE WIND CONDITIONS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS.

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