NTSB Identification: LAX84LA342.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25053.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in LEE VINING, CA
Aircraft: LEE THORPE T-18, registration: N147DS
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A LANDING IN CALM AIR, THE ACFT BEGAN VEERING RIGHT WHEN HE APPLIED THE BRAKES. HE CORRECTED WITH LEFT RUDDER & BRAKE, THEN THE ACFT VEERED LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY, WENT DOWN A GRADE & NOSED OVER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS ACFT & SUGGESTED THAT HE OVER-CORRECTED WHEN HE APPLIED LEFT RUDDER & BRAKE. THE ARPT ELEV WAS 6802 FT.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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