On December 16, 1994 about 1030 hours mountain standard time (MST), N31271, an American-Champion Citabria 7-GCBC, owned and operated by Broaddus Aviation, Incorporated of Ulysses, Kansas, flipped onto its back during a practice landing and sustained substantial damage. No fire occurred, and neither the flight instructor nor the student pilot was injured. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight operated under 14 CFR Part 91, and had originated from the Ulysses, Kansas Airport at 0945 MST. The pilot and student were performing practice landings at a private dirt strip 15 miles northeast of ULS. The flight instructor, who only had 15 hours total time in tail wheel equipped airplanes, reported that he applied brakes during a full flap, short field, 3 point landing, and the airplane nosed over onto its back.