NTSB Identification: LAX84LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25060.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 09, 1983 in AUBURN, CA
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N7597B
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS 2ST SOLO FLT. ON THE 3RD LANDING, THE ACFT BOUNCED & THE STUDENT ADDED POWER TO RECOVER. THE ACFT VEERED LEFT, & WHEN THE STUDENT OBSERVED THAT HE WAS RAPIDLY APPROACHING TREES, HE BANKED THE ACFT. THE RIGHT WING TIP IMPACTED THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED. THIS WAS THE 1ST STUDENT THAT THE INSTRUCTOR HAD TRAINED TO THE POINT OF SOLOING. THE STUDENT HAD NEVER FLOWN WITH ANOTHER INSTRUCTOR.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


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