NTSB Identification: LAX84LA357.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24339.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1984 in COALINGA, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13, registration: N74431
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 PLT WAS #2 BEHIND ANOTHER ACFT. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS SO INTENT ON THE ACFT AHEAD (TAXIING OFF THE RWY) THAT HE HAD DECIDED TO GO AROUND. HE THEN CHANGED HIS MIND & DECIDED TO LAND INSTEAD. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RWY. HE REPORTED THAT DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR HIT AN IRRIGATION PIPE & FAILED. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN, THE ACFT BEGAN VEERING RIGHT & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR ALSO FAILED.

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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