NTSB Identification: DEN84FTM02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25088.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 1984 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Aircraft: AMATEUR BUILT THORP T-18, registration: N18GY
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS ON A X-COUNTRY TO SALT LAKE CITY. APPROACHING SALT LAKE HE SAW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA. AT THIS POINT HE SAID HE HAD 1/4 OF A TANK OF GAS SO HE DIVERTED TO OGDEN THEN TRIED FOR MORGAN WHERE HE WAS WAVED OFF BY 3 PEOPLE ON THERWY. PLT THEN DIVERTED TO HEBER CITY BUT BECAUSE OF A STORM HE DECIDED TO LAND ON A ROAD. HE CIRCLED IN THE EAST CANYON LAKE AREA UNTIL ALMOST OUT OF FUEL AND TRIED TO LAND ON A BOAT RAMP. THE LANDING WAS MADE IN A 30 KT TAILWIND DURING WHICH THE ACFT BOUNCED, SKIDDED AROUND A CAMPER PARKED NEAR THE RAMP, AND NOSED OVER. THE ACFT ENGINE QUIT DURING THE LANDING.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..DELAYED..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

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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