NTSB Identification: LAX87LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34568.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 05, 1987 in HEALDSBURG, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N9216K
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A TAXI TEST, THE PLT DECIDED TO TAKEOFF WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT OFF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THE PLT HAD FLOWN THE ACFT FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE OWNER THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE OWNER STATED THAT THE PLT COULD NOT TAKEOFF OR LAND THE ACFT WITHOUT ASSISTANCE. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT THE OWNER HAD INSTRUCTED THE PLT TO TAXI THE ACFT AROUND TO GET THE FEEL OF THE BRAKES, HOWEVER, THE PLT TOOK THE ACFT DOWN THE RWY WHERE HE LOST CONTROL WHEN THE ACFT TOOK OFF. AT AN ALTITUDE OF 3 TO 5 FEET AGL THE LEFT WING DIPPED, THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE RWY THEN VEERED RIGHT.

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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