NTSB Identification: NYC87LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32990.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 05, 1986 in ERWINNA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: Eiriavion Oy PIK-20E, registration: N12ZC
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.

FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE ON DESCENT BELOW TREE TOP LEVEL AND WHEN ABOUT 150 FEET FROM THE THRESHOLD A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO COLLIDE WITH THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT GROUNDLOOPED WHEN THE LEFT WING CAUGHT IN THE TALL GRASS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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