NTSB Identification: LAX85FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27053.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 13, 1984 in PORTERVILLE, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 73CA, registration: N53860
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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.

THE ACFT CRASHED AFTER AN INFLT LOSS OF CONTROL DURING BOTH THE LANDING FLARE & SUBSEQUENT GO AROUND ATTEMPT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS APPROACHING TOUCHDOWN IN A THREE POINT ATTITUDE WHEN 'A GUST OF WIND SUDDENLY PUSHED (THE ACFT) TO THE RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY.' THE PLT FURTHER STATED THAT 'IT CRABBED ON ME AND THEN STARTED OUT ACROSS THE FIELD.' ADDING POWER TO INITIATE A GO AROUND, THE PLT SAID THAT 'EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE GOING FINE UNTIL ALL OF A SUDDEN THE RIGHT WING DROPPED RADICALLY.' THE PLT WAS NOT ABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE ACFT & COLLIDED WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE & AN ACFT FACTORY BUILDING OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


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