NTSB Identification: LAX84LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23101.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 05, 1983 in FREMONT, CA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB, registration: N88314
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 GROUNDLOOPED DURING LANDING AFTER AN AERIAL GLIDER TOW. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD PERFORMED 23 GLIDER TOWS THAT DAY AND HE MAY HAVE BECOME FATIGUED. HE WAS ACCUSTUMED TO MAKING A LOW LEVEL TURN TO A SHORT FINAL FROM A BASE LEG AT 100 FT AGL. THIS TIME HIS AIRSPEED WAS SLOWER. THE PLT SAID HE EXPERIENCED A 'MIND VOID'. HE SAID THAT WHEN HE TOUCHED DOWN HE WAS IN A SLIP AND LANDED ON THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL. THE GEAR FAILED AND THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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