On March 15, 1998, about 1314 eastern standard time, a Boeing A75N1(PT17), N63538, nosed over while landing on 2 left, at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, Chamblee, Georgia. The airplane was operated by the commercial pilot under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for this local sightseeing flight. The pilot and one passenger received minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight originated from Dekalb-Peachtree Airport at 1255. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, after landing, the wind picked up the left wing and began to cause the airplane to ground loop. In order to prevent that, the pilot stated he applied right brake to correct the alignment. The hard brake application caused the airplane to nose over.
The FAA inspector stated the left wing was lifted by a gust while the airplane was on landing rollout. The right wingtip and outer aileron contacted the ground. The inspector stated the pilot then applied right brake and left aileron to correct the condition. The inputs were too abrupt, and the airplane nosed over. The FAA inspector also commented the pilot did not select a favorable runway for landing.