On September 30, 1998, about 1300 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N1236F, registered to Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, dba Moody Aviation, nosed over on landing at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated about 15 minutes earlier. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that after takeoff the flight remained in the traffic pattern for runway 24, and with the wind from 280 degrees at 5 knots, he performed a go-around after the first wheel landing because the airplane bounced. He reentered the pattern and after a three-point touchdown with full flaps, the airplane began to veer to the right. He applied full left rudder and power to go around, but the left wing contacted the runway. The airplane then nosed over but not before he reduced the throttle to idle. The airplane came to rest inverted on grass off the right side of the runway. He further stated that there was no flight control or powerplant malfunction. His total number of solo and dual landings in the make and model airplane was 15 and 119, respectively.