On July 2, 2005, at 0855 central daylight time, a Taylorcraft BC12-D, N95145, piloted by a flight instructor and dual student, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during landing rollout on runway 9 (2,800 feet by 200 feet, turf) at Palmyra Municipal Airport (88C), Palmyra, Wisconsin. The instructional flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight instructor and dual student reported no injuries. The local flight departed 88C about 0845. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The flight instructor stated that the flight remained in the airport traffic pattern in order to practice landings. He reported that during landing rollout, with the tail wheel on the ground, the airplane drifted to the right. He stated that the student responded by applying right rudder and lost directional control. He stated that there were no malfunctions associated with the airplane. The instructor noted that this was the student's fourth flight lesson. The student had logged approximately 3 hours flight time.
The dual student stated that directional control of the airplane was lost during landing. He reported that he applied too much brake pressure during the event and the airplane subsequently nosed over.
A witness who was flying in the airport traffic pattern reported that the accident airplane touched down on the "far left side" of runway 9. He stated that the accident airplane then turned approximately 45-degrees to the right. When the airplane reached the right side of the runway it "flipped over."
Winds recorded at Burlington Municipal Airport (BUU), Burlington, Wisconsin, located 17 nautical miles southeast of 88C, at 0855, were from 110 degrees at 3 knots.