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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237622
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-18-150
Registration: N184WF
C/n / msn: 18-6961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Homer, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination airport:Homer, AK (HOM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the wheel- and ski-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll on the dry, paved runway, the airplane began to veer right, and he attempted to correct with left rudder and brake. Subsequently, the tail lifted, the tips of the skis dug into the grooved pavement, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage and right-wing lift strut. The pilot added that he should have been "more aggressive" with the rudder and applied brakes sooner. He added that he had a long runway to use but got "fooled into complacency." The pilot reported that he felt his use of a flight helmet during the accident sequence was essential to the prevention of injury.

Probable Cause: The pilot's overapplication of the brakes during landing and the subsequent loss of directional control and nose-over.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Added

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