NTSB Identification: MIA85LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27782.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 20, 1985 in ST. THOMAS
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N49MA
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 LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT DURING TAKEOFF WITH A SLIGHT TAILWIND COMPONENT & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED. LATER, THE PLT REALIZED THAT THE TAIL WHEEL WAS NOT LOCKED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL..UNLOCKED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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