NTSB Identification: ATL86LMG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29249.
Accident occurred Monday, October 21, 1985 in WALLACE, NC
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N86097
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN FOLLOWING A LOSS OF CONTROL DURING INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AFTER CLEARING TREES AT AN ALT OF APRX 200 FT THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT. THE TAIL OF THE ACFT THEN ROSE PUSHING THE NOSE DOWN UNTIL THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WINDS WERE STRONG AND GUSTY DURING THE DAY BUT HAD SUBSIDED PRIOR TO THE TAKEOFF.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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