NTSB Identification: MKC89LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37439.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 1988 in BENTON, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: STEARMAN B75N1, registration: N2158P
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.

THE FLT WAS UNEVENTFUL UNTIL THE LANDING AT THE SALINE COUNTY ARPT, BENTON, ARK. THE PIC STATED HE APPLIED TOO MUCH BRAKE AND APPLIED IT PREMATURELY DURING THE LANDING ROLL AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER TO THE INVERTED POSN. THE RESULTANT IMPACT CRUSHED THE VERTICAL STABILIZER AND RUDDER.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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