NTSB Identification: SEA85LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28819.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in MOSES LAKE, WA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N36137
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.
A GROUND LOOP OCCURRED DURING LANDING ROLL ON RWY 36. THE WIND AT TOUCHDOWN WAS FROM 210 DEGS AT 5 KTS. THE TWR DID GIVE THE PLT THE CURRENT WIND WHEN THE CONTROLLER CLEARED HIM TO LAND. THE PLT WAS AWARE THAT HE WOULD BE LANDING WITH A LEFT QUARTERING TAIL WIND. HE STATED THAT HE FELT CONFIDENT THAT HE COULD HANDLE THE WIND. THE TWR HAD PREVIOUSLYHAD TRAFFIC LANDING ON RWY 18. THIS WAS THE PLT'S FIRST SOLO FLT IN A TAIL DRAGGER, FOLLOWING 5 HRS OF DUAL INSTRUCTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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