NTSB Identification: NYC86LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31684.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 01, 1986 in VINCENTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: Champion 7ECA, registration: N55047
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 PILOT STATED THAT A NORMAL APPROACH AND A 3 POINT LANDING WERE MADE AT THE RED LION AIRPORT. HOWEVER AFTER THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED FOR 2-3 SECONDS, IT STARTED TO DRIFT TO THE RIGHT. LEFT RUDDER WAS APPLIED, BUT THERE WAS NO RESPONSE. THE PILOT THEN APPLIED FULL LEFT RUDDER AND BRAKES. THE AIRCRAFT SLOWED DOWN, BUT REPORTEDLY THERE WAS STILL NO RESPONSEFROM THE LEFT RUDDER. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE, COLLIDED WITH A DIRT EMBANKMENT AND WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS MADE, BUT NO PRE-ACDNT MALFUCTION WAS FOUND.

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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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