NTSB Identification: ERA13CA286
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Orangeburg, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/2013
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71232
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, he landed the airplane on the runway and his foot slipped off the right rudder pedal, resulting in a swerve to the left. He applied wheel brakes to slow the airplane, and thought that he might enter a pond at the end of the runway. He applied the brakes aggressively, and the airplane nosed over. A post accident examination revealed the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings, fuselage, and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The inadvertent slippage of the pilot's foot off the right rudder pedal, resulting in a loss of directional control on the ground, and the pilot's overly aggressive application of wheel brakes, resulting in a nose over.

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