On March 4, 2000, at 0730 mountain standard time, a Cessna 180H, N9907V, registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight, nosed over during the landing roll at Gallatin Field, Bozeman, Montana. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the certified flight instructor and the student pilot were not injured. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The flight instructor reported that during the landing roll on runway 12, with the student at the controls, the airplane began to veer to the right of the centerline. The flight instructor tapped the brakes to correct back to the left. The airplane continued to the right and the instructor applied the brakes harder, when the tail came up and the airplane nosed over. The flight instructor stated that he did not realize that the student pilot was also on the brakes at the same time.
The flight instructor reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane at the time of the accident.