NTSB Identification: CHI83LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21388.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1983 in ROCHESTER, IN
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N97270
Injuries: 2 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 COLLIDED WITH A SNOW BANK AND NOSED OVER DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND THE WIND WAS FROM 210 DEGREES AT 5 KTS. THE PILOT REPORTED HIS RIGHT FOOT SLIPPED OFF THE THE RUDDER PEDAL AND 'ATTRIBUTES THIS TO STINSONS AND MANY OTHER ACFT WERE NOT DESIGNED FOR PILOTS OF ABOVE AVERAGE HEIGHT. AS I PULLED TO FREE MY RIGHT FOOT, THE RIGHT RUDDER PEDAL WAS ALSO PULLED IN ACTION AND THE CRAFT VEERED LEFT INTO A SNOW BANK ALONG THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN SOFT SNOW, UPSIDE DOWN'.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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