NTSB Identification: LAX84LA482.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25326.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in CALISTOGA, CA
Aircraft: Globe GC-1B, registration: N80504
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 STARBOARD ENTRANCE HATCH OPENED DURING TAKEOFF ROLL. THE PILOT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT COULD NOT BE STOPPED ON THE REMAINING RWY & COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED WITH A LIGHT TAILWIND ON A UNIDIRECTIONAL RWY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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