Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Piper PA-18-150, N5408Y, Northland Hangars LLC: Accident occurred August 19, 2016 in Palmer, Alaska

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf  

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:   https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

Northland Hangars LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N5408Y

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA440
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 2016 in Palmer, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18-150, registration: N5408Y
Injuries: 2 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.

According to the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane, she over flew the sand bar that she wanted to land on, in order to ensure that the area was free of hazards. She reported that she executed the approach, touched down, and during the landing roll, "I hit the brakes too hard" and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the rudder and vertical stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies during the flight with any portion of the airplane that would have prevented normal flight operations.

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

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