NTSB Identification: MKC82FCG18
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 30, 1982 in NEOSHO, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/1983
Aircraft: THORP T-18, registration: N75A
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED AFTER IT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR A LANDING. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT HE OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT CLOSE IN ON A BASE LEG AS THE PILOT BEGAN A TURN TO FINAL APPROACH. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE PILOT WAS IN A 60 DEG TURN AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL, AND WAS NEITHER CLIMBING NOR DESCENDING, WHEN THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE.

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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