Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Smith Field Airport

Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46825
Wednesday, October 3, 1984 18:15 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND AN INITIAL ROLLOUT OF APRX 480 FT, THE ACFT BEGAN VEERING TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY AND CONTACTED A PLOWED TRENCH, 29 FT FROM THE RWY, WHERE IT NOSED OVER.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/3/1984 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1815 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityFT. WAYNE  
Event StateINDIANA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site46825  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportSMITH FIELD  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDSMD  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation833 
Weather Briefing CompletenessNot pertinent 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation1815 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)350 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2128 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26041 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN3152P 
NTSB NumberCHI85LA002  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameBREWER  
Aircraft ModelCORSAIR  
Aircraft Series IdentifierCORSAIR  
Aircraft Serial NumberMB-2  
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionSep 15 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection18 
Airframe Hours18 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameMARCUS BREWER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address6515 ROCKINGHAM DRIVE  
Aircraft Owner CityFT. WAYNE  
Aircraft Owner StateIN 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode46815  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1730 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location31  
Runway Length2906 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--