NTSB Identification: FTW83LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22076.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 1983 in EDMOND, OK
Aircraft: ROTEC RALLY 3B, registration: N65RE
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 PLT OF THE REGISTERED, 2 PLACE, ULTRALIGHT ACFT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE VARIABLE & HE WAS INTENDING TO LAND INTO THE WIND. HOWEVER, HE FURTHER STATED THAT HE BELIEVED THE WIND HAD SWITCHED TO A TAIL WIND BEFORE THE LANDING. AFTER LANDING, HE REALIZED THERE WOULD BE INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING TO STOP. SO HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES. AS HE ROTATED & BECAME AIRBORNE, THE LEFT WING DROPPED. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK A FENCE POST & THE ULTRALIGHT CRASHED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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