NTSB Identification: LAX87LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34167.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 25, 1987 in GALT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N2716H
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 THE TAKEOFF GROUND ROLL ON A 2000 FT PRIVATE RUNWAY, AT THE POINT TO ROTATE, THE PLT APPLIED BACK PRESSURE, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT RESPOND. APRX THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY THE PLT REALIZED THAT THE ACFT WAS NOT LIFTING OFF AND HE REDUCED PWR AND APPLIED BRAKES. THE ACFT DID NOT STOP IN TIME BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A BUILDING AT THE END OF THE RWY. INVESTIGATION OF THE ACFT ENGINE AND CONTROL SYSTEMS REVEALED NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
ROTATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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