NTSB Identification: ATL83LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20897.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in FRONT ROYAL, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N40552
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 NOSED OVER DURING LANDING. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS. THE PILOT SAID THAT AS HE LANDED, THE ACFT SKIPPED. HE SAID THE ACFT WAS RELANDED BUT THE TAIL CAME UP. THE TAIL WAS LOWERED, CAME UP AGAIN AND WITH BACK PRESSURE ON THE CONTROL STICK THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT DID NOT FILE A WRITTEN REPORT.

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:

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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