NTSB Identification: LAX87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33152.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 28, 1987 in FRANKLIN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: JONES PITTS SPECIAL S1A, registration: N9GD
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.

DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHEN A GUST OF WIND FROM THE RIGHT PUSHED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER. THERE WAS NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION REPORTED PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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