NTSB Identification: LAX82IA086
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1982 in WELDON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/27/1983
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9361E
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

PILOT STATED THAT WHILE AT CRUISE, THE ENGINE BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH AND A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS EXECUTED. DURING THE TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BUMP DISCONNECTING THE STEERING SPRINGS. HE THEN LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, STRIKING A TREE AND FENCE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DIRT ROAD. HOWEVER, WITNESSES REPORTED THAT SHORTLY BEFORE THE AIRPLANE LANDED, GROUND PERSONNEL ADVISED BYSTANDERS THAT AN AIRCRAFT WOULD BE LANDING ON THE ROAD. WITNESSES FURTHER STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED ON THE ROAD IN THE PAST TO HAVE MAINTENANCE PERFORMED AT A LOCAL GARAGE.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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