NTSB Identification: LAX85LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27220.
Accident occurred Friday, February 15, 1985 in CORONA, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13-2, registration: N74315
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH THE PLT TRIED TO SLOW THE ACFT BY LOWERING THE LANDING GEAR AND FLAPS. THE ACFT SINK RATE INCREASED AND THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES BEFORE THE PLT APPLIED POWER. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN 50 FT SHORT OF RWY IN SOFT GROUND WHERE THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

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

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

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

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