NTSB Identification: MIA83LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20664.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 30, 1983 in TAMPA, FL
Aircraft: PACE THORP-T-18, registration: N679JB
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 ACFT DRIFTED LEFT DURING TAKEOFF AND COLLIDED WITH A VASI LIGHT. THE PILOT STATED TO A WITNESS THAT HE KNEW HE WAS GOING LEFT BUT THOUGHT HE WOULD BE AIRBORNE BEFORE LEAVING THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT RUDDER CABLE WAS FRAYED AND BROKE SOMETIME IN THE TAKEOFF SEQUENCE. THE PILOT FLEW TO TAMPA INTERNAT'L AND LANDED WHERE THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED DURINGLANDING DUE TO DAMAGE INCURRED IN THE VASI COLLISION.

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

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

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..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

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY


Contributing Factors

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..LOSS,PARTIAL

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