NTSB Identification: LAX83LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19671.
Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 1983 in YUCCA VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N9923K
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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF FROM YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND IT SWERVED OFF THERUNWAY INTO A WASH WHERE IT FLIPPED OVER ONTO ITS BACK. THE PILOT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED A DUST DEVIL WHICH MADE THE AIRCRAFT UNCONTROLLABLE. THE WEATHER WAS VMC WITH TEMPERATURE IN THE 60'S AND THE WIND FROM THE EAST AT 3 TO 5 KTS.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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