Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC21LA052

Palmer, AK, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing rollout at an off-airport landing site as he was applying the brakes, the airplane encountered a series of “whoops” or bumps on the landing surface. After the airplane rolled over the first bump, the tail began to rise followed by the propeller impacting the second bump. The airplane subsequently nosed-over, sustaining substantial damage to both lift struts. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation and that the accident may have been prevented if he had selected a more suitable landing site.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s selection of unsuitable terrain for landing which resulted in a nose-over.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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