NTSB Identification: FTW83LA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 14, 1982 in ALEXANDRIA, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1983
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N7682E
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN WITH A RIGHT QUARTERING TAILWIND. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER MAKING A NORMAL APPROACH AND LANDING, HE OVERCONTROLLED THE RUDDER. THE AIRCRAFT VEER OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH BEFORE REACHING THE TAXIWAY. THE LANDING GEAR SHEARED OFF DURING IMPACT WITH THE DITCH.

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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