NTSB Identification: FTW92LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44780.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 1991 in ARCOLA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: MAHAN HARDAWAY QUICKIE Q2, registration: N82BD
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 A DAYTIME APPROACH, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE AIRPLANE PORPOISED AND VEERED LEFT OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER INTO THE INVERTED POSITION. THE PILOT REPORTED ENGINE ROUGHNESS AND AIRPLANE INSTABILITY; HOWEVER, NO DISCREPANCIES WITH AIRPLANE CONTROLS NOR THE ENGINE WERE FOUND AT THE TIME OF THE INVESTIGATION. THE PILOT FURTHER REPORTED THAT THERE WAS NO INTENT TO FLY AND THAT HE GOT AIRBORNE INADVERTENTLY DURING AN INTENDED HIGH SPEED TAXI. THE COWL FLAP WAS LEFT TAPED SHUT. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON THE THIRD ATTEMPTED LANDING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER FLARE AND IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM THE RESULTANT BOUNCED LANDING. A FACTOR WAS THE PILOT'S LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRPLANE.
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