NTSB Identification: LAX85LA343.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30268.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 06, 1985 in VAN NUYS, CA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN F-51D, registration: N6175C
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 PRIVATE PLT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE HIS FIRST, SOLO, TAKE OFF IN THE F-51D MODEL ACFT. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE & IMMEDIATELY ATTAINED A NOISE HIGH PITCH ATTITUDE. THE ANGLE OF ATTACK WAS THEN REDUCED & THE ACFT BOUNCED HARD OFF THE RWY BLOWING OUT ITS RIGHT MAIN TIRE. THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT, & AS IT YAWED LEFT, DRAGGING ITS WING TIP ON THE GROUND, IT VEERED OFF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH THE ARPT'S VASI INSTALLATION.

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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