NTSB Identification: FTW94LA201.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 1994 in LEADVILLE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1994
Aircraft: GAMBLE BD-4, registration: N76DG
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT STATED THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR 'NEVER INDICATED AS MUCH AS 75 MILES PER HOUR' AND, AS A RESULT, THE LANDING APPROACH WAS MADE WITH EXCESSIVE SPEED. THE PILOT SAID AFTER THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN, IT STARTED SWERVING AND HE OVER-CONTROLLED. THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, WENT DOWN A SMALL HILL, STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT, AND NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. FACTORS WERE AN UNRELIABLE AIRSPEED INDICATOR AND EXCESSIVE LANDING APPROACH AIRSPEED.

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