NTSB Identification: CEN14CA282
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Galion, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/14/2014
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8B, registration: N39092
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 conducted a local flight and after about 10 minutes returned to the airport for a normal landing. The pilot reported that he did a 3-point landing, in the tailwheel equipped airplane. He added that at about 20 mph or less the airplane swerved slightly left; he corrected the swerve with the application of right rudder and brake. The pilot then reported that he added left brake to stop before turning onto a taxiway. The airplane's tail came up and the airplane nosed over, coming to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and right wing strut.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misapplication of brakes after landing, which resulted in the airplane nosing over. Full narrative available
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