NTSB Identification: LAX82FVA13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in LEMOORE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: BEECH T-34B, registration: N1410Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE T-34 PILOT ENTERED A DOWNWIND BEHIND A CESSNA 150 AIRCRAFT. WHEN THE T-34 PILOT WAS ABEAM THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 32R, HE WAS CLEARED FOR A TOUCH AND GO. BY THIS TIME, THE CESSNA 150 WAS ON THE RUNWAY. THE CESSNA PILOT REQUESTED A 180 DEGREE TURN TO TAXI BACK TO THE TAXIWAY, WHICH THE TOWER APPROVED. THE TOWER THEN ADVISED THE T-34 PILOT TO EXPECT A GO-AROUND. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE T-34 PILOT ASKED THE TOWER TO "SAY AGAIN", AND HE WAS CLEARED TO CONTINUE THE APPROACH. THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED "ROGER, THAT." SHORTLY THEREAFTER, WHILE TURNING FROM BASE TO FINAL, THE T-34 WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A SPIN AND CRASH. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PRECRASH MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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