NTSB Identification: LAX82DA300
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 15, 1982 in SANTA CRUZ, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/15/1983
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT DCO-65, registration: N47325
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PILOT ENTERED TRAFFIC TO LAND ON RUNWAY 31 WITH A WIND FROM 130 DEG AT 5 KTS. THE FIRST APPROACH TO LAND WAS HIGH, SO A GO-AROUND WAS MADE. ON THE SECOND APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOW AND FAST. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO VEER TO THE LEFT AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND THE PILOT INITIATED A SECOND GO-AROUND. THE PILOT THEN ABORTED THE GO-AROUND, BUT WAS TOO LATE TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A PARKED CESSNA 172.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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