On April 1, 2000, at 1345 Eastern Standard Time, a homebuilt RV-8A, N565BW, was substantially damaged during a landing at Columbiana County Airport (02G), East Liverpool, Ohio. The certificated private pilot and his passenger received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. No flight plan had been filed for the flight, from Venango Regional Airport (FKL), Franklin, Pennsylvania. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The pilot reported that the winds were from about 250 degrees, at 8 knots. He landed the airplane on Runway 25; however, during the landing, the "nosewheel engaged runway first. Aircraft veered to right of runway. Nosewheel dug into soft earth and aircraft flipped tail over nose (somersault)." The airplane came to rest inverted.

The pilot reported he had 124 hours of total flight time, with 32 hours in model.

At 1351, an airport about 22 nautical miles to the southeast reported winds from 180 degrees true, at 7 knots. At the same time, an airport 35 nautical miles to the north reported variable winds, at 6 knots.

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