NTSB Identification: FTW83LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21500.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 16, 1983 in LAS CRUCES, NM
Aircraft: MONNETT SONERAI II, registration: N1390A
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 NEW HOME BUILT ACFT HAD ONLY 2.5 HRS TOTAL FLT TIME. AFTER A TEST FLT, THE PLT WAS ON THE LANDING ROLL WHEN HE LOST CONTROL AT APRX 35 MPH. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED & NOSED OVER ON ITS TOP. THE PLT REPORTED THAT LOSS OF CONTROL OCCURRED AFTER A STEERING ARM FAILED ON THE TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

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

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