NTSB Identification: LAX86LA340.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32938.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N10SV
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 BIPLANE CRASHED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AFTER A LOSS OF POWER. THE ACFT HAD BEEN DOING AEROBATIC MANEUVERS PRIOR TO THE ENGINE FAILURE. THE PLT INDICATED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT AT 7,500 FT MSL WHILE IN A DESCENT. SHE RELINQUISHED THE FLT CONTROLS TO THE FRONT SEAT CERTIFICATED COMMERCIAL PLT-PASSENGER WHILE SHE ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE ENGINE. THE ENGINE RESTARTED BUT DID NOT REGAIN ENOUGH POWER TO PREVENT THE ACFT FROM COLLIDING WITH THE TERRAIN. THE FRONT SEAT PILOT WHO WAS CURRENT IN THE ACFT CONTINUED TO FLY UNTIL IMPACT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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