Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Isbell Field Airport

Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
Friday, April 11, 2003 11:30 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot, during the landing roll, as the nose wheel touched down the airplane veered to the left. The pilot applied right brake and the airplane veered off the left side of runway 04, and nosed over. The airplane came to rest inverted. The pilot did not report any flight control or mechanical malfunctions prior to the accident. Examination of the airplane revealed the propeller blades were bent, and damage to the tail and both wings. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any flight control or mechanical malfunctions.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/11/2003 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1130 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityFort Payne 
Event StateALABAMA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site35968 
Event Date Year2003 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude342822N 
Event Location Longitude0854320W 
Event Location AirportIsbell Field 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID4A9 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation880 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)45 
Weather Observation Facility IDCHA 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)42 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height6000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height3500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsFew 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)350 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.84 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
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)19813 
NTSB Notification SourcePilot  
NTSB Notification DateApr 11 2003 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1400 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordJun 28 2006 1:30PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\JOHB  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeBirmingham FSDO-09 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberCGDJF 
NTSB NumberATL03LA076 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameLarry Woods 
Aircraft ModelVenture 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number01 
Certified Max Gross Weight2000 
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 InspectionNov 12 2002 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection25 
Airframe Hours200 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameLarry E. Woods 
Aircraft Owner Street Address1 Wendakee Dr. 
Aircraft Owner CityOntario 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner CountryCA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
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?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
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 EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeC22  
Departure CityCentre 
Departure StateAL 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1115 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code4A9  
Destination CityFort Payne 
Destination StateAL 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding - flare/touchdown 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 15 2004 8:37AM 
User who most recently changed recordPOWP  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location04 
Runway Length5000 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--