NTSB Identification: LAX86FVA03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30287.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 06, 1986 in WASCO, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G164A, registration: N946X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF RWY DURING A DOWNWIND LANDING. THE AG PLTS MADE A PRACTICE OF LANDING DOWNWIND TO SPEED UP TURN-AROUND TIME. THEY RELIED ON THEIR BRAKES TO MAINTAIN CONTROL. THE ACC ACFTS BRAKE PADS WERE WORN AND THE RT BRAKE WAS FLUID COVERED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN

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:

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..POOR..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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