NTSB Identification: LAX83LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21856.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 16, 1983 in CORCORAN, CA
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4187X
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS TAKING OFF IN A X-WIND CONDITION & ALLOWED THE ACFT TO DRIFT OFF THE DUSTER STRIP. HE STATED THAT HE DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE TAKEOFF BECAUSE OF SOFT GROUND. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF, THEN SETTLED & THE GEAR STRUCK A LEVEE. THE PLANE CONTINUED TO FLY. THE PLT RELEASED THE LOAD & LANDED, BUT AFTER TOUCHING DOWN, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. APRX 31 MI SOUTH AT VISALIA, CA, THE 1701 PST WIND WAS FROM 340 DEG AT 5 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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