NTSB Identification: LAX87LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36211.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 31, 1987 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T206F, registration: N9026B
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 SAID THAT ON SHORT FINAL THE ACFT BEGAN TO DRIFT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND CONTROL INPUTS TO CORRECT THE DRIFT HAD NO EFFECT. THE PLT ADDED PWR TO INITIATE A GO AROUND AND HE SAID THAT THE 'AIRSPEED SUDDENLY DROPPED TO 40 AND WE WERE IN A STALL CONDITION' THEN THE ACFT SEEMED TO 'MUSH WITH NO CONTROL UNTIL (IT) CONTACTED THE GROUND.' THE ATCT CONTROLLERS SAID THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 1,500 FT DOWN THE RWY WHEN IT WAS SEEN TO INITIATE A GO-AROUND AND PITCH NOSE UP STEEPLY THEN DESCEND RAPIDLY TO THE GROUND OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. AN FAA INSP WAS FLYING AN ACFT IN THE PATTERN AND NOTED THAT A SLIGHT SHEAR EXISTED BUT ONLY PRODUCED A MINOR SINK RATE. THE PLT'S FLT TIME CONSISTED OF 2,500 HRS IN BALLOONS WITH ABOUT 180 IN AIRPLANES. NO AIRPLANE FLT TIME WAS FLOWN IN THE PREVIOUS 4 YRS PRIOR TO MARCH OF 1987 WHEN HE PURCHASED THE ACFT AND FLEW IT APPROX 6 HRS BFR THE ACCD.

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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