NTSB Identification: LAX82FUQ14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 12, 1982 in GOLETA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N13NP
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THIS WAS THE SECOND DUAL INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT THAT THE NEW OWNER AND INSTRUCTOR PILOT HAD FLOWN IN THIS AIRCRAFT. THE OWNER, A PRIVATE PILOT NEEDED 10 HRS OF FLIGHT TIME TO MEET INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. AFTER ABOUT 30 MINUTES OF AIRWORK, THEY RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT TO LAND IN LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND CONDITIONS. AFTER A NORMAL APPROACH AND FULL STALL LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN DRIFTING TO THE LEFT. REPORTEDLY, THE OWNER FIRST USED HIS AILERONS TO CORRECT THE DRIFT, THEN AT THE IP'S INSTRUCTION, HE APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER. THE IP REPORTED THAT THE PLANE THEN TURNED TOWARD THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND WENT UP ON ITS LEFT MAIN GEAR AND TAILWHEEL. THE IP STATED HE TRIED TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, BUT THE OWNER WOULD NOT RELEASE THE CONTROLS AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR ATTACH BOLT WAS FOUND IN THE GEAR ATTACH HOLE. THE BOLT WAS BENT AND THE THREADS WERE STRIPPED OFF.

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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