NTSB Identification: SEA07CA047.
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Accident occurred Saturday, January 13, 2007 in San Jose, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N18WB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the landing roll out he applied wheel brakes in an effort to exit the runway and the airplane nosed over. In a written report to the NTSB, the pilot indicated that "applying less brake" and ensuring that the control wheel was full aft could have "likely" prevented the accident. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane at the time of the accident.

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

The pilot's excessive use of the airplane's wheel brakes, which resulted in a nose over during landing.

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