NTSB Identification: MIA88LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35380.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1987 in CLEARWATER, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PITTS S-1C, registration: N14SH
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT ON LANDING ROLL, AS HE ADDED POWER TO GO AROUND, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT, RAN OFF THE RUNWAY, FLIPPED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. THE TORQUE OF THE RELATIVELY POWERFUL ENGINE ADDED TO THE CONTROL PROBLEMS IN THIS SHORT FUSELAGE TAIL WHEEL ACFT WHICH IS PRONE TO TURNING AT LOWER SPEEDS WHEN THE RUDDER IS LESS EFFECTIVE DURING TAKEOFF AND LANDING. THE TURNING IS LESS NOTICABLE TO THE PLT WHEN THE TAIL WHEEL IS ON THE GROUND DUE TO THE NOSE OF THE ACFT BLOCKING THE FORWARD VISIBILITY. THE PLT HAD LIMITED FLT EXPERIENCE IN THIS TYPE ACFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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