NTSB Identification: BFO87LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34652.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in LYNCHBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: STINSON SR8B, registration: N16182
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE PILOT DIVERTED TO FALWELL AIRPORT DUE TO DETERIORATING WEATHER AND UNEVEN FUEL CONSUMPTION INDICATION BETWEEN THE LEFT AND RIGHT FUEL TANKS. DURING THE LANDING APPROACH FOR RUNWAY 28 THE PILOT NOTED THE UPSLOPE OF THE RUNWAY SURFACE. THE PILOT MISJUDGED HIS LANDING AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD BOUNCING APRX 8 FT BACK INTO THE AIR. THE PILOT THEN INITIATED A GO-AROUND WHICH HE SUBSEQUENTLY ABORTED DUE TO THE TERRAIN CONDITION. DURING THE SECOND LANDING THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY APPLIED THE RUDDER PEDAL HEEL BRAKES AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER ON TOUCHDOWN.

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:

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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