NTSB Identification: LAX83LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21016.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1983 in GILBERT, AZ
Aircraft: GOLDWING DRAGAN, registration: N3225D
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 PLT/OWNER HAD ASSEMBLED THE ACFT FROM A KIT APRX 1 YR PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES. WHEN HE RETURNED TO LAND AT THE ULTRALIGHT FLT PARK, HE DECIDED TO MAKE A LOW, SHORT FINAL APCH TO DECREASE THE STOPPAGE DISTANCE. NEAR THE APCH END OF THE RWY, THERE WAS A PERPENDICULAR ROAD THAT WAS ELEVATED 3 TO 4 FT ABOVE THE LANDING AREA. THE PLT STATED THAT THE NOSE WHEEL IMPACTED THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD, ABOUT 3 TO 4 INCHES FROM THE TOP. AFTER HITTING THE ROAD, THE ACFT BOUNCED UPWARDS, STALLED & IMPACTED ON THE RWY, COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT THEN GROUND LOOPED & COLLAPSED THE MAIN GEAR. THE WIND WAS REPORTEDLY FROM THE SOUTH AT 5 TO 10 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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