NTSB Identification: SEA82FYM19
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 13, 1982 in INDEPENDENCE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/1983
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA, registration: N9528S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING A FULL STALL LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT AT THE MOMENT OF TOUCHDOWN. FULL POWER WAS APPLIED FOR A GO-AROUND, BUT REPORTEDLY, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT BACK TO THE RIGHT TOWARD THE RUNWAY. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE PROXIMITY OF HOUSES PREVENTED A TURN. THE PILOT PULLED UP TO CLEAR THE HOUSE IMMEDIATELY AHEAD. AFTER CLEARING THE HOUSE, THE AIRCRAFT MUSHED AND HIT A GARAGE/HANGER. ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY, IT HIT THE GROUND. AFTER COMING TO REST IN THE BACK YARD OF THE HOME, IT BEGAN TO BURN. BOTH OCCUPANTS EGRESSED WITH MINOR INJURIES. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE RIGHT RUDDER TAIL WHEEL SPRING HAD FAILED. THIS ALLOWED THE LEFT SPRING TO RECOIL AND PULL THE TAIL WHEEL TO THE LEFT. A CESSNA, N21230, WAS PARKED IN THE GARAGE/HANGAR, ITS WING TIP WAS DAMAGED FROM THE IMPACT. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE PREVIOUS TAKEOFF, THE PLANE SWERVED SLIGHTLY JUST BEFORE LIFT-OFF.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL





Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



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