NTSB Identification: NYC83FHD03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21355.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in PHILADELPHIA, PA
Aircraft: THORPE T-18, registration: N49101
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT BALLOONED AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE RECOVERED, THEN AFTER THE NEXT TOUCHDONW, IT BALLOONED AGAIN. HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND, BUT WITH THE APPLICATION OF POWER, THE ACFT BANKED APRX 90 DEG TO THE LEFT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AILERON CONTROL HAD BECOME INEFFECTIVE. HE REDUCED POWER, AND SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED, LEFT WING FIRST, WHILE IN A 20 TO 30 DEG LEFT BANK. THE PLT REPORTED THE SKY WAS CLEAR, VISIBILITY WAS UNLIMITED & THE WIND WAS FROM 090 DEG AT 8 KTS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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