NTSB Identification: LAX85LA338.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30264.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 04, 1985 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N85168
Injuries: 1 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.

ON AUG 4, 1985 AN AERONCA 7AC COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND WHILE BUZZING OVER A SAND BAR NEAR SANTA PAULA, CA. VMC EXISTED AT THE TIME. THE AC SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE PVT PLT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. HE REPORTED NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AC PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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