NTSB Identification: SEA87LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33704.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 05, 1987 in SCOTT MILLS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N3258H
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

WITH A GUSTING CROSSWIND FROM THE LEFT THE PILOT ALLOWED THE STUDENT PILOT TO MAKE THE TAKE OFF. THE STUDENT PILOT ROTATED PREMATURELY AND THE AIRCRAFT WEATHERCOCKED TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT THEN TOOK THE CONTROLS OF THE AIRCRAFT BUT BY THEN IT WAS POINTED 90 DEGREES TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY WITH A FIFTY FOOT TREE STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE PILOT PULLED UP TO AVOID THE TREE AND THE AIRCRAFT THEN MUSHED ONTO THE GROUND WHERE IT IMPACTED A BARN.

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

ROTATION..PREMATURE..DUAL STUDENT

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

PULL-UP..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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