Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN20CA194

Appleton, WI, USA

Aircraft #1


Cessna 140


Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

The pilot planned to land the tailwheel-equipped airplane on runway 21. He reported that there were some gusty winds, but a normal day. After touchdown, the tail of the airplane rose and continued until the airplane nosed over. The airplane came to rest inverted on the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the top of the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and wing strut. After the airplane was righted, the airplane was towed back to its hangar without issue. The pilot reported the airplane had no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's loss of control while landing a tailwheel airplane.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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