NTSB Identification: LAX85LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27842.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 10, 1985 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: SMITH MINIPLANE DSA-1, registration: N5111V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THIS WAS THE INITIAL TEST FLT AFTER INSTALLATION OF REBUILT WINGS. ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT BEGAN DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT & THE PLT CORRECTED WITH LEFT AILERON. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT 'WHIPPED VIOLENTLY FURTHER TO RIGHT, CAUGHT A WING TIP & GROUND LOOPED.' AN EXAM DISCLOSED THAT THE AILERON BELLCRANK WAS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED CAUSING THE AILERONS TO RESPOND IN REVERSE.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,AILERON CONTROL..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



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