NTSB Identification: LAX85LA334.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29510.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 1985 in COMPTON, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20A, registration: N8141E
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 STUDENT PLT HAD A TOTAL OF 36 FLIGHT HRS WHICH INCLUDED 9.4 HRS IN THE MONNEY ACFT. HE HAD BEEN AUTHORIZED BY HIS CFI, WHO FLEW WITH HIM THE PRECEDING DAY, TO PRACTICE LANDING. ON THE STUDENT'S FIRST ATTEMPTED LDG, HE TOUCHED DOWN HARD & BEGAN PORPOISING. CONTROL WAS LOST, & THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A TAXIWAY SIGN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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