NTSB Identification: LAX82LUQ19
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 27, 1982 in SANTA YNEZ, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/27/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N5049U
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORT OF THE RWY DURING A LOCAL FLT. THE LANDING APPROACH WAS TO RWY 26 AND THE WIND ACCORDING TO A WITNESS WAS FROM 225 DEGREES AT 10 KTS. ANOTHER WITNESS ACCOUNT STATED THAT THE ACFT APPROACHED THE RWY AT A 90 DEGREE ANGEL WITH THE RIGHT WING DOWN AT AN ALT OF 20-25 FT. THE ACFT APPEARED TO HAVE A HIGH SINK RATE AND HIT THE GROUND OFF THE RWY ON THE NOSE AND RIGHT WING AND SLID UP ON THE RWY AND ENDED UP HEADING EAST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RWY. THE WITNESS OBSERVED THAT THE LANDING GEAR WAS TORN OFF WITH ONE MAIN WHEEL BOUNCING 30 FT INTO THE AIR AND ROLLING OFF TOWARD THE WINDSOCK. THE OWNER STATED THAT HE FELT THIS ACFT TENDED TO WIND COCK BECAUSE OF THE LARGE VERTICAL FIN AND HE THOUGHT THE WIND WAS GUSTY BECAUSE OF THE "DUST DEVILS" HE SIGHTED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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