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Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
NTSB Identification: ERA17LA053
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Simpsonville, SC
Aircraft: BROUSSARD BROUSSARD MH 1521, registration: N315XC
Injuries: 1 Minor.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On November 22, 2016, about 1555 eastern standard time, a Broussard MH 1521 single-engine airplane, N315XC, sustained substantial damage during landing at Parker Field Airport (SC47), Simpsonville, South Carolina. The airline transport pilot/registered owner sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The local flight originated from SC47 about 30 minutes before the accident.
The pilot stated that he performed a routine preflight inspection of the airplane, which included checking the landing gear's tire pressure. Everything was normal. He then departed and flew in the local area for about 30 minutes before he returned to land. The pilot said everything was normal until the landing roll when the airplane began to veer to the left. He tried using the rudder to straighten-out the landing, but it was ineffective and the airplane nosed over.
The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land. He reported a total flight experience of 24,180 hours, of which, 35 hours were in the accident airplane. The pilot's last Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical certificate was issued on February 10, 2015.
Weather reported at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Greer, South Carolina, about 8 nautical miles north of the accident site, at 1553, was wind from 240 degrees at 3 knots, visibility 10 miles, and clear skies.
An antique French military aircraft flipped upside down while landing on a private airstrip in Simpsonville Tuesday afternoon.
First responders were dispatched to Parker Field Airport off Cruisair Court about 1:30 p.m. According to authorities, the 1958 Avions Max Holste MH 1521 Broussard experienced a problem landing, which caused the aircraft to flip onto its roof in the middle of the grassy field.
The pilot suffered minor injuries but was able to crawl out, a Greenville County sheriff's deputy said. No one else was on board.
Clear Spring Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.
Parker Field is a private airport owned by Foothills Aerodrome Inc., Federal Aviation Administration records show.
The airstrip cuts through a rural neighborhood near the Laurens County border.