NTSB Identification: WPR14CA155
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 01, 2014 in Anacortes, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/05/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N19982
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.

The pilot reported that during the landing and rollout, the airplane was going faster than he wanted at his normal turnoff point on the runway so he continued to the next turnoff. While turning, he applied the brakes, raised the flaps, and pushed in the carburetor heat control. At that time, he realized that the airplane was not stopping so he applied more braking, but the airplane did not slow down or stop. Before he could move his feet higher onto the toe brakes, the airplane departed the runway surface onto bumpy ground, headed over a bank, and nosed over. The wings, vertical stabilizer and rudder were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact 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 pilot's improper application of brakes during the landing roll resulted in a runway excursion and nose over.

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