On March 1, 1998, at 1300 hours Pacific standard time, a Ryan PT22-ST3KR, N57085, veered off the runway and nosed over during the landing roll at the Davis, California, airport. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the pilot/owner, the sole occupant, was not injured. The personal flight originated at the Vacaville, California, airport at 1200 and was terminating at the time of the accident. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, he was performing a wheel landing on runway 34. The pilot stated that when he lowered the tail, the aircraft veered off to the left side of the runway. He reported that he then added power, but the aircraft was already in the soft mud. The aircraft then nosed over and came to rest inverted. In his written report, the pilot said there were no mechanical malfunctions with the aircraft.