NTSB Identification: LAX87LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32590.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 02, 1986 in PALO ALTO, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N4178Y
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.

THE ACFT WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND RAN OFF THE RWY. THE STUDENT PLT INDICATED THAT ON HIS FIRST APCH HIS ALTITUDE WAS TOO HIGH AND HE WAS ALIGNED TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY. HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND AND MADE A SECOND ATTEMPT. DURING THE FLARE ON HIS SECOND APCH THE ACFT BEGAN TO DRIFT RIGHT. HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR AND TAIL WHEEL. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SKID RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF THE 65 FT WIDE RWY. THE PLT STATED, 'JUST AS LEAVING THE RUNWAY ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND BY ADDING FULL POWER. CRASHED.' THE STUDENT PLT ALSO INDICATED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES/MALFUNCTIONS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE REPORTED AS CALM.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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