NTSB Identification: LAX86FVM01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31872.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 19, 1985 in SALINAS, CA
Aircraft: PITTS SPECIAL G-1, registration: N14JD
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON DECEMBER 19, 1985, AN EXPERIMENTAL PITTS-SPECIAL, N14JD, OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE OWNER CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES NEAR SALINAS, CALIFORNIA. THE PILOT SURVIVED BUT THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD AN UNKNOWN FLIGHT CONTROL DIFFICULTY AND HAD TO PARACHUTE FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT DID NOT SUBMIT AN ACCIDENT REPORT TO THE BOARD.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

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