NTSB Identification: LAX87DJA07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35580.
Accident occurred Monday, July 27, 1987 in PAHALA, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: EMAIR MA-1B, registration: N9919M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AT THE END OF AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, THE PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER APPROACHING THE ARPT IN A LIGHT RAIN, HE FAILED TO KEEP THE ACFT CENTERED ON THE RWY. THE ACFT EXITED THE RWY TO THE LEFT WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED BY THE PLT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)

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