ATL99LA095
ATL99LA095

On May 21, 1999, at 1350 central daylight time, an Aircraft Parts & Development Corp. A-9B, N9082A, collided with the ground, and nosed over during landing at the Roundtree Field Airport, in Hartsell, Alabama. The airplane was operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight departed Hartsell, Alabama, at approximately 1345.

According to the pilot, during a high speed taxi familiarization, the airplane became airborne. At that point, the pilot elected to go around the pattern and land. The pilot reported that while on final approach to land, he stalled the airplane short of the runway; the airplane collided with the ground, and nosed over. According to the FAA, damage to the airplane consisted of the nose gear, propeller, and vertical stabilizer.

No mechanical problems with the airplane were reported by the pilot. A review of the pilot's flight experience disclosed that he had not logged any flight time in the A-9B airplane as pilot-in-command.

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