NTSB Identification: LAX85LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26862.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 23, 1984 in PALO ALTO, CA
Aircraft: PITTS SPECIAL SST, registration: N272H
Injuries: 1 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 3 PREVIOUS TOUCH & GO LANDINGS THE PLT NOTICED A SLIGHT TENDENCY FOR THE ACFT TO TURN RT DURING THE LANDING ROLL ROLL. HE DECIDED TO MAKE A FULL STOP LANDING. DURING THE LANDING THE PLT ALLOWED THE ACFT ROLL ONTO THE RUNWAY SHOULDER. HE SAID HE WAS UNAWARE THAT THE SHOULDER WAS SOFT & MARSHY FROM THE RECENT RAINS. THE RT MAIN GEAR SANK INTO THE MUD & ACFT NOSED-UP.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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