NTSB Identification: FTW86LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31559.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 20, 1986 in MIDLAND, TX
Aircraft: ROSE RHINEHART A4-C, registration: N846V
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED SEVERE WINDSHEAR ON APPROACH TO LANDING AT THE RYAN AERODROM AIRPORT. HE APPLIED FULL POWER AND PULLED THE NOSE UP TO THE BEST ANGLE OF CLIMB ATTITUDE, HOWEVER HE COULD NOT ARREST THE SINK RATE AND HIT THE RUNWAY IN A SLIGHTLY NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT PROPELLER CONTACTED THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER INTO THE INVERTED POSITION. TO HIS KNOWLEDGE THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT STALL. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF WIND GUSTS IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. DURING A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH THE AIRPORT MANAGER AT THE RYAN AERODROM AIRPORT ON 7-21-86, THE PILOT WOULD OFTEN BUZZ THE AIRPORT TO CLEAR AWAY ANY ANIMALS BEFORE LANDING AND THOUGHT PERHAPS THE PILOT HAD NOT ALLOWED ADEQUATE ALTITUDE.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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