NTSB Identification: MIA73DLD42
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: DENSON GN-1, registration: N17RD

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3900  72/12/13   TAMPA,FLA           DENSON GN-1         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 54, 368
        TIME - 1100                    N17RD               PX-  0  0  0  PRACTICE                  TOTAL HOURS, 1 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - VANDENBERG
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TAMPA,FLA                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF BRAKES AND/OR FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION W/KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     360
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           15                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- DUE TO LARGE PLT AND SMALL COCKPIT,STICK MOVEMENT WAS RESTRICTED AND HEEL BRAKES COULD NOT BE USED

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