NTSB Identification: LAX86LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30079.
Accident occurred Friday, February 21, 1986 in SANTA YNEZ, CA
Aircraft: HENLEY AERODROME FOKKER DR1, registration: N50CH
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A HOMEBUILT AERODROME FOKKER DR1 CRASHED AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT HAD BEEN IN STORAGE FOR OVER 5 YRS AND HAD JUST COMPLETED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION.THE FLT WAS A POST ANNUAL INSPECTION TEST FLT.THE PLT HAD EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE MAINTAINING AND FLYING HOMEBUILT ACFT AND BIPLANES, BUT HE HAD NEVER FLOWN A TRI-WING ACFT BEFORE. THE ACFT CLIMBED TO APPROXIMATELY 50 FT AFTER TAKEOFF AND MAINTAINED THAT ALT DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE RWY. AT THE END OF THE RWY THE ACFT BEGAN A SKIDDING LEFT TURN AND A CLIMB. WHILE IN THE TURN THE ACFT NOSE PITCHED DOWN AND THE ACFT DOVE INTO THE GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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