Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA20CA228

Madisonville, TN, USA

Aircraft #1


Thorp THORP T 18


The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he was landing on a soft turf runway following an uneventful local flight. During the landing roll, he applied "a little too much braking," and the airplane nosed over. Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and fuselage were buckled. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll on a soft turf runway, which resulted in a nose-over.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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