NTSB Identification: ATL83LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20783.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in NEWPORT, MD
Aircraft: Rotec Engineering, Inc. RALLY 3, registration: N2046D
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 ACFT NOSED OVER ONTO ITS WINGS DURING LANDING ON A SOFT MUDDY FIELD. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS MAKING A SOFT FIELD LANDING ON THE MUDDY FIELD. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD IN A NOSEDOWN ATTITUDE. THE RT SIDE LANDING GEAR PIVOTED AND DUG IN FLIPPING THE ULTRALIGHT OVER ON THE WINGS. THE WINDS AT THE TIME WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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