NTSB Identification: LAX86FVG07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34460.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in SONORA, CA
Aircraft: PHILLIPS STEEN SKYBOLT, registration: N69Z
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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.
AN AMATEUR BUILT PHILLIPS STEEN SKYBOLT EXPERIENCED AN INFLIGHT FAILURE OF THE UPPER WING PANEL FABRIC WHICH LED TO A RAPID DESCENT AND SUBSEQUENT HARD LANDING IN A PARKING LOT. EXAMINATION OF THE WING PANEL REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF GLUE OR BONDING MATERIAL HAVING EVER BEEN APPLIED TO THE FABRIC TO SECURE IT TO THE CENTER SECTION.
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