Thursday, April 28, 2016

Luscombe 8, N71796: Accident occurred April 26, 2016 in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA203
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 25, 2016 in Maryville, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N71796
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that after a normal three point touchdown, the airplane began to veer to the left. The pilot further reported that he applied right rudder, but also unintentionally applied right heel brake. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over on the runway. 

The vertical stabilizer and rudder sustained substantial damage.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's unintentional brake application during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.

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