NTSB Identification: CHI85LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28688.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1985 in LAKE ODESSA, MI
Aircraft: STEARMAN E-75, registration: N65688
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.

UPON LANDING THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. POWER & LEFT RUDDER WERE APPLIED, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO THE RIGHT. POWER WAS REDUCED BUT THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER AFTER COMING IN CONTACT WITH A SOFT, PLOWED FIELD. THE LANDING WAS MADE TO THE SOUTH WITH WINDS FROM 270 DEGREES AT 5 KNOTS.

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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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