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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : gon|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft|
|Flight Phase||ground : preflight|
|Function||observation : observer|
observation : passenger
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 2000
flight time type : 12
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
other other : unspecified
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
On may/xx/97, I was flying as a passenger in a waco ymf 5 from dxr to gon and back for lunch. During the run-up at gon for the return flight, we were pointed into the wind when the tail of the aircraft rose and nose-downed in the ground. I believe the pilot had the stick forward during this time causing the tail to fly. The stick should be back during this time which would have prevented this incident.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF A WACO F5 BIPLANE LOST CTL OF THE ACFT DURING PREFLT RUN-UP AND NOSED-DOWN, WITH THE TAIL IN THE AIR, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE PROP. USUALLY CAUSED BY NOT HOLDING THE 'STICK' BACK FOR UP ELEVATOR DURING RUN-UP ON A TAILWHEEL TYPE ACFT.
Narrative: ON MAY/XX/97, I WAS FLYING AS A PAX IN A WACO YMF 5 FROM DXR TO GON AND BACK FOR LUNCH. DURING THE RUN-UP AT GON FOR THE RETURN FLT, WE WERE POINTED INTO THE WIND WHEN THE TAIL OF THE ACFT ROSE AND NOSE-DOWNED IN THE GND. I BELIEVE THE PLT HAD THE STICK FORWARD DURING THIS TIME CAUSING THE TAIL TO FLY. THE STICK SHOULD BE BACK DURING THIS TIME WHICH WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS INCIDENT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.