NTSB Identification: LAX83LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23042.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1983 in EL MONTE, CA
Aircraft: HOMEBUILT STARDUSTER TWO, registration: N714ST
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.

THE ACFT WAS OBSVED BY A TWR ATC SPECIALIST TO MAKE A NORMAL 3 PT LNDG AND ENTER INTO A L GD LOOP WHILE EXITING THE RWY ABT 1400 FT FM THE THRESHOLD. HE FURTHER STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS TRAVELING AT A 'MODERATE SPEED' WHILE EXITING THE RWY. ANOTHER ACFT WAS PREPARING TO TAXI ONTO THE TAXIWAY FM THE NW CORNER OF THE FUEL PIT AREA WHICH WAS DRECTLY INLINE WITH N714S7'S EXIT GROUND PATH. THE PATH OBSERVED A TAXING ACFT AND IN ORDER TO AVOID IT INTENTIONALLY 'GROUND LOOPED' IT.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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