NTSB Identification: ATL86LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31048.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 1986 in CHESTER, SC
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7-GCAA, registration: N9030L
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.

AIRCRAFT WAS BEING REPOSITIONED ON AIRPORT FOR GLIDER TOW. TOW ROPE WAS ATTACHED AND PILOT CONCENTRATED HIS ATTENTION ON AVOIDING ENTANGLING TOW ROPE ON RUNWAY LIGHTS. WHEN PILOT NOTICED THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOO LOW HE ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE WHICH RESULTED IN DRAGGING THE WING TIP. AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELED AND NOSED OVER.

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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