NTSB Identification: CEN10CA387
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 10, 2010 in Franklin, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/11/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N72609
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, as he was landing, "the airplane would not touchdown as quickly as normal" and he missed his intended landing point. The pilot determined that there was still sufficient runway to continue the landing. The airplane touched down approximately halfway down the runway. The pilot applied the brakes in order to not overrun the runway and the airplane nosed over. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the vertical stabilizer and rudder were bent. The pilot reported no anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's improper touchdown point and excessive braking, which resulted in a nose over.

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