NTSB Identification: LAX86LA337.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31480.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 04, 1986 in POSTON, AZ
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB, registration: N68573
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.

AT THE END OF A LOCAL PRACTICE FLIGHT THE PLT OVERFLEW THE RWY AND OBSERVED THE WIND SOCK. SHE NOTED THE SPEED AND DIRECTION TO BE 5 KTS FROM THE NORTH AND ELECTED TO LAND DOWNWIND FOR EASY ACCESS TO THE FUEL TANKS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH END. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT AND THE PLT ADDED POWER TO STRAIGHTEN THE ACFT. THE CONTROL OF THE ACFT WAS NOT MAINTAINED AND IT TRAVELED OFF THE RWY, COLLIDED WITH A BERM AND NOSED OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BRAKES(NORMAL)..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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