NTSB Identification: LAX86LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30282.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 18, 1986 in PHOENIX, AZ
Aircraft: CENTRAIR SCHLEICHER ASW-20, registration: N49946
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 PLT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BECAUSE THE ACFT WAS VEERING OFF THE RWY. AFTER RELEASE FROM THE TOW PLANE THE ACFT WING TIP STRUCK A BUSH CAUSING THE AFCT TO GROUND LOOP. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 200 DEG AT 5 KTS GUSTING TO 10 KTS.

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:

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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