NTSB Identification: LAX86LA255.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32693.
Accident occurred Monday, June 16, 1986 in QUINCY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N97201
Injuries: 3 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 COMMERCIAL PLT/CFI, ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF WHEN A LEFT 40 DEG, 15 TO 25 KNOT CROSSWIND EXISTED. THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE ACFT, & WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF THE ACFT'S GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DRAINAGE DITCH. THE PLT HAD A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF 506 HRS, BUT ONLY 6 HRS HAD BEEN FLOWN IN THIS MODEL OF ACFT.

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

IN-FLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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