NTSB Identification: WPR10CA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 2009 in Mineral Canyon, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/06/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N2729N
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 departure roll the airplane was not performing as he had expected. He opted to abort the takeoff by aggressively applying brakes. The airplane nosed over, damaging the wings and tail section. The pilot stated that accident could have been prevented if he had "better control of braking." He further added that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine.

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

The pilot's incorrect use of brakes, which resulted in the airplane nosing over.

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