NTSB Identification: LAX86FVA08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34220.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 07, 1986 in MERCED, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/03/1988
Aircraft: NELSON/NELSON VARIEZE, registration: N615EZ
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT TO BE LOW AND SLOW WHEN THE WING COLLIDED WITH A LIGHT STANCHION (5' HIGH). THE LEFT WING BANKED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT, HIT THE GROUND AND THE ACFT CARTWHEELED. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ACFT.

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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