NTSB Identification: LAX85FA368.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30219.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 24, 1985 in ST. HELENA, CA
Aircraft: DUCE PROJECT BAKENG DUCE, registration: N113CP
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PLT HAD ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON THE PRIVATE RANCH AIRSTRIP AND A GO AROUND WAS PERFORMED. THE ACFT THEN REVERSED DIRECTION AND DESCENDED, STRIKING A 6 FOOT HIGH METAL FENCE POST BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY POST IMPACT FIRE. NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE. THE PLT, AN A&P MECHANIC, HAD PERFORMED MAINTENANCE ON THE ACFT AND WAS RETURNING IT TO THE OWNER WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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