NTSB Identification: LAX85FA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28943.
Accident occurred Friday, February 22, 1985 in MARANA, AZ
Aircraft: JIM MCKINSTRY ARESTIA GANADOR, registration: N2JM
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO LAND FAST FROM A LOW APPROACH WITH ITS CANOPY OPEN. THE AIRCRAFT THEN VEERED RIGHT, AND WENT OVER ON ITS BACK AT THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY WHERE IT BURNED. ONE COUNTERWEIGHT HAD SEPARATED FROM THE PROPELLER HUB ASSEMBLY AND WAS NOT FOUND AT THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,COUNTERWEIGHT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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