NTSB Identification: SEA84FA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25435.
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 1984 in GORST, WA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N57396
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE ACFT DEPARTED RWY 19 & INITIATED A CLIMBING LEFT TURN. THE ACFT WAS THEN OBSERVED TO INCREASE ANGLE OF BANK TO THE LEFT AND CLIMB RATE. AT ABOUT 50 TO 75 FT, THE ACFT ENTERED A STEEP UNCONTROLLED DESCENT & COLLIDE WITH THE GROUND. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT 5 OF 8 SPARK PLUGS WERE WORN & THE STALL WARNING LIGHT/HORN FUSE WAS MISSING.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,FUSE..LACK OF



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