NTSB Identification: LAX87LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33173.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 04, 1987 in TUCSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N68557
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 CONTROL AND COLLIDED WITH THE SURFACE OF RUNWAY 24 DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND GUST FROM HIS LEFT DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF/CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT RIGHT WING OR LANDING GEAR DRAGGED ALONG THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT. THE FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION LOCATED 13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REPORTED THE WINDS FROM 200 DEG AT 13 KNOTS.

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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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