NTSB Identification: ATL84LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24470.
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 1984 in PORTSMOUTH, VA
Aircraft: JOHNSON SKYOTE, registration: N64SK
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT WAS A RECENTLY MANUFACTURED, HOME BUILT PLANE THAT WAS EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES THAT WERE DESIGNED FOR A MUCH LARGER (PIPER PA-23) ACFT. THE PLT STATED THAT THE BRAKES WERE TOO SENSITIVE FOR HIS ACFT, A SKYOTE. ALSO, HE EQUIPPED IT WITH A HIGH QUALITY SEAT BELT, BUT DUE TO THE BELT'S LARGE PAD, HE COULD NOT PROPERLY TIGHTEN IT. DURING A LANDING, THE ACFT BOUNCED & HE SLID FORWARD. HE FELT THAT THIS CAUSED HIM TO APPLY EXCESSIVE BRAKE PRESSURE. THE ACFT THEN NOSED OVER & WAS DAMAGED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..OTHER


Contributing Factors

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,SEAT BELT..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

BRAKES(NORMAL)..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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