NTSB Identification: LAX83LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20740.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 1983 in RED BLUFF, CA
Aircraft: WALSTON THORP T-18, registration: N82GW
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 IN A DITCH AFTER LEAVING THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING. THE PILOT HAD MADE 3 LANDINGS AND WAS CONCLUDINGHIS FLIGHT WHEN HE MISJUDGED HIS TURN TO EXIT THE RUNWAY AND LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE PAVED SURFACE ROLLED INTO A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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:

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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