NTSB Identification: LAX86LVM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30006.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 23, 1986 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N53893
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.

THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT AFTER LANDING. THE STUDENT PLT SAID HE ATTEMPTED WITH RUDDER AND AILERON TO REGAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BUT FAILED. AFTER ROLLING INTO THE GRASS THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT SAID HE SHOULD HAVE HELD THE STICK BACK TO ASSURE TAIL WHEEL STEERING.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..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

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