NTSB Identification: ERA10CA332
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 25, 2010 in Sewanne, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: Crabtree RV6, registration: N3856D
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.

According to the pilot, after completing a local flight approximately 1 hour in duration, he returned for landing at his home airport. He then "attempted to land too fast and too high." The airplane bounced twice and veered off the side of the runway into the grass. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted, which resulted in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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