CHI06CA238
CHI06CA238

The biplane was substantially damaged when it nosed over during landing. The pilot reported that the accident occurred on the third landing on his private airstrip. He stated that on the third landing he decided to land in the opposite direction of the previous landings due to the position of the sun. He stated that when he touched down, the airplane headed straight for a pile of dirt at the side of the runway. The pilot stated that the locking tailwheel on the airplane is designed to keep the airplane heading straight. He stated that he was not able to correct the airplane's path before hitting the dirt pile with the right main landing gear causing the airplane to nose over.

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