FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA287
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 2016 in Palmer, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18, registration: N82057
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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 reported that he was practicing off airport landings on a soft gravel strip. The pilot further reported that during the landing roll, he applied excessive brake and the airplane nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right forward lift strut and empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's incorrect brake application during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.