NTSB Identification: LAX85LA406.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30098.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 25, 1985 in CONCORD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N64981
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO TURN TO THE LEFT DURING THE TAKOEFF GROUND ROLL ON RWY 32R AT BUCHANAN AIRPORT, CONCORD, CALIFORNIA AND EXIT THE RWY ENVIRONMENT. THE CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PLT REPORTED THAT SHORTLY AFTER APPLYING FULL POWER THE ACFT 'SWERVED' TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT RUDDER APPLICATION WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ARREST THE LEFT TURN EXCURSION. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER THE ACFT ENTERED THE SOFT DIRT ADJACENT TO THE RWY. THE SURFACE WINDS WERE 260 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS.

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

STARTING PROCEDURE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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