Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2002 Issue

December 19, Sanford, Fla. / Pitts S-1S

At about 12:30 eastern time, a Pitts S-1S nosed over during landing roll at Orlando Sanford International Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was landing on runway 09 center when a light tailwind picked up the tail of the airplane. The airplane’s propeller struck the ground, and the airplane nosed over and landed upside-down on the runway. Winds at the time were from 260 degrees at 10 knots. ...

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