NTSB Identification: LAX87LA280.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34199.
Accident occurred Friday, July 24, 1987 in BANNING, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 320D, registration: N3322Q
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.

WHILE TAXIING TO THE RUNWAY, THE RIGHT MAIN AND NOSE GEAR TRAVELED OFF OF THE TAXIWAY. THE PLT ADDED POWER TO THE RIGHT ENGINE AND APPLIED LEFT BRAKE, HOWEVER, THE PLT STATED THAT WHEN POWER WAS ADDED, THE GROUND SPEED ALSO INCREASED. THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE TAXIWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED. THE TAXIWAY WAS REPORTED TO BE IN POOR CONDITION.

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..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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