NTSB Identification: LAX84LA497.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27069.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 1984 in MERCED, CA
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N7545B
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.

DURING TAKEOFF THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. IT VEERED OFF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK. THE PLT INDICATED THAT HIS WIFE MAY HAVE UNKNOWINGLY BEEN APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE HEEL BRAKES DURING THE ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

BRAKES(NORMAL)..INADVERTENT USE..PASSENGER

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