NTSB Identification: LAX86LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31202.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 26, 1986 in CAMARILLO, CA
Aircraft: Ryan ST3KR, registration: N51122
Injuries: 2 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.

THE OWNER OF THE ACFT REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST PURCHASED THE AIRCRAFT AND WAS BEING CHECKED OUT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING CMA AND UPON REACHING 1200 FT MSL, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE THE CHECK PILOT ASSUMED COMMAND OF THE ACFT AND LANDED IN AN OPEN FIELD ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF THE ARPT. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE MAIN WHEELS SUNK INTO THE SOFT, WET DIRT AND NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DSCLSD THE THROTTLE BELLCRANK LINKAGE WAS EXCESSIVELY WORN AND BROKEN. AN ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED ON THE ACFT 10 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER LEVER,LINKAGE..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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