NTSB Identification: MIA85LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29386.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 03, 1985 in NEW SMYRNA BCH, FL
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N84046
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 AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT ON LANDING AS THE TAILWHEELCONTACTED THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT LEFT THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH AN EMBANKMENT SHEARING THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR. A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE TAILWHEEL STEERING ENTERING ASSEMBLY REVEALED THAT IT HAD BEEN IMPROPERLY ADLUSTED/INSTALLED WHICH LEFT THE TAILWHEEL LOCKED IN SUCH A MANNER SO AS TO PRODUCED A SWERVING MOMENT WHEN THE TAIL WHEEL CONTACTED THE RUNWAY.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..ASYMMETRICAL

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

MAINTENANCE,ADJUSTMENT..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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