NTSB Identification: LAX85FJA06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31250.
Accident occurred Monday, August 26, 1985 in PAHALA, HI
Aircraft: Emroth Emair MA-1B, registration: N1012Y
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.
WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING PIECES OF WOOD AND FABRIC COMING OFF THE ACFT DURING IT'S SECOND SWATH RUN. AT THE END OF THE RUN, THE ACFT CLIMBED ABRUPTLY TO CLEAR TREES AFTER WHICH IT ENTERED AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO GROUND IMPACT. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE ON IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED A WING NOSE RIB AND A PIECE OF FABRIC HAD SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT AND WERE LOCATED APRX 1225 FT UPWIND FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WING,WING RIB..SEPARATION
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