NTSB Identification: LAX84LA310.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24223.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 1984 in DEATH VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: GLOBE GC-1B, registration: N80762
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE APPROACH TO RWY 33 WAS IN A 'NO-WIND CONDITION UNTIL ABOUT 30-40 FT AGL WHEN A STRONG TAIL WIND CAME UP.' HE STATED THAT IT APPEARED THAT THERE WAS SUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING AND WHEN HE REALIZED IT WAS TOO LATE TO STOP OR GO AROUND HE ELECTED TO ROLL STRAIGHT AHEAD. THE ACFT ROLLED INTO SOFT SAND AND NOSED OVER.

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY MARKING..INADEQUATE

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