NTSB Identification: WPR13CA279
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Cashmere, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/2013
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N6845Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 he was practicing landings on unimproved surfaces and had just landed on the grass portion of a landing strip. He applied the brakes too hard, which caused the airplane to nose over. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s improper application of the brakes during the landing ground roll, which resulted in a nose over.

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