NTSB Identification: ATL84LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22915.
Accident occurred Friday, October 14, 1983 in VICKSBURG, MS
Aircraft: LANNY RUNDELL QUICKIE Q2, registration: N357LR
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT WAS ROLLING STRAIGHT DOWN THE CENTERLINE OF THE RWY WHEN THE PLT FELT A BUMP & REAR OF THE ACFT DROPPED. AT THE SAME TIME, ALL DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST & THE RUDDER PEDALS WENT FORWARD TO THE FIREWALL. THE ACFT STARTED WEATHERVANING INTO THE X-WIND & VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. AFTER LEAVING THE RWY,IT HIT A LOW BANK OF SOFT DIRT, THEN NOSED OVER & FLIPPED IN THE AIR & FINALLY CAME TO REST, RIGHT SIDE UP. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE FIBERGLASS ROD, USED AS A SUPPORT & SPRING FOR THE TAILWHEEL, HAD FAILED. WITH IT BROKEN LOOSE, THERE WAS NO CONTROL OF THE RUDDER. NO BUMPS WERE FOUND ON THE RWY, BUT A CRACK WAS FOUND WHERE THE 2 HALVES OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT MET AT THE CENTERLINE. THE CRACK WAS SLIGHTLY WIDER THAN THE NARROW TAILWHEEL OF THE ACFT.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


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