LAX07CA166
LAX07CA166

The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted during the landing roll. In a written statement, the pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to practice landings in an open pasture on his family's property. The pasture was flat with a cover of grass about 5 inches in height. He began a normal wheel landing in the pasture, where after touchdown he applied brake pressure and attempted to keep the tail up with the elevator control. He continued to apply brake pressure and the as the airplane slowed the tail rose upward. The airplane nosed over, coming to rest inverted.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine. The tail and right wing sustained damage during the accident sequence.

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