Preliminary Accident Reports

October 1999 Issue

July 5, Marston Mills, Mass. / Boeing Stearman E-75

At about 18:10 EDT, a Boeing Stearman was damaged while landing at the Marston Mills Airport. Neither occupant was injured. The pilot, who was in the rear seat of the airplane, said the airplane suddenly nosed over when the plane touched down. After the accident, the passenger said he had his feet on the brakes. The pilot said he did not brief the passenger on the operation or use of the brakes prior to flight, and there was no means of communication while the airplane was in flight....

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