NTSB Identification: LAX84LA485.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25420.
Accident occurred Monday, September 17, 1984 in BISHOP, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A, registration: N14728
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 OF THE BELLANCA SAID HE SAW A SAILPLANE IN FRONT OF HIM IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AND PULLED UP TO AVOID A COLLISION. THE BELLANCA STALLED AND EVEN THOUGH IT WAS PARTIALLY RECOVERED 500 FT BEFORE GROUND CONTACT, THE PLT SAID HE CUT THE ENGINE AND LANDED OFF THE ARPT IN 4 FT HIGH BRUSH WHERE IT LEFT A 62 FT GROUND SCAR. FROM WITNESS ACCOUNTS THE SAILPLANE WAS ON FINAL APPROACH AND THE BELLANCA ON BASE.

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IDENTIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT VISUALLY..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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