NTSB Identification: LAX82FVD09
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 01, 1982 in SONOMA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/01/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N5067C
Injuries: 1 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.
CONTROL WAS LOST DURING TAKEOFF WHEN, ACCORDING TO THE PILOT'S STATEMENT, A SUDDEN EXTREME WIND GUST CAUSED THE AIRCRAFTTO CHANGE ITS HEADING. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED WATER AT THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND CAME TO REST NOSE DOWN. WINDS WERE REPORTEDLY GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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