NTSB Identification: SEA97LA053.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 26, 1997 in TOLEDO, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N4590C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While landing in a right crosswind, the right wing of the aircraft came up during the landing flare/touchdown. The pilot was unable to get the wing to come back down, and he therefore applied the brakes in an effort to maintain directional control. Because his braking became excessive, the tailwheel-equipped aircraft nosed over on the runway. The pilot reported that he did not use full aileron deflection in his attempt to get the wing to come down because he was afraid he might overcontrol.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's excessive application of the brakes on a tailwheel equipped aircraft. Factors include the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions, and a crosswind blowing at the time of the landing.

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