NTSB Identification: LAX83LA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, December 31, 1982 in CALISTOGA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/31/1983
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N85400
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.

INITIAL INFORMATION INDICATED THAT THE ACFT LANDED WITH A QUARTERING TAILWIND, GROUND LOOPED & COLLIDED WITH A PARKED GLIDER. A PILOT/OPERATOR ACCIDENT REPORT WAS NOT RECEIVED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


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