NTSB Identification: LAX86LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30126.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 01, 1985 in CALEXICO, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N7728K
Injuries: 3 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 GROUND LOOPED DURING A LANDING ON RWY 08 AT CALEXICO ARPT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT UPON TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT BEGAN TO SWERVE TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT APPLIED LEFT RUDDER TO ARREST THE RIGHT SWERVE. THE ACFT THEN BEGAN A SWERVE TO THE LEFT AND THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE TURN. THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED AND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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