Monday, June 5, 2017

Boeing B75N1 Stearman, N218DL: Accident occurred June 03, 2017 at Alexander Memorial Airport (GA2), Williamson, Pike County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA330
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 03, 2017 in Williamson, GA
Aircraft: BOEING B75N1, registration: N218DL
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that he was performing a wheel landing on a turf surface runway. He recalled that he was too aggressive and too early moving the stick forward during the touchdown and landing roll. The airplane's tail ascended, the nose pitched down and the propeller stuck the ground. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and the rudder.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot reported that the accident could have been prevented, "by not being so early moving the stick forward in a taildragger during a wheel landing."

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

A Boeing B75N1 Stearman flipped on landing at the Candler Field Museum Vintage Days at Alexander Memorial Airport on Saturday, June 3, 2017. 

The pilot was not injured.

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