Registration Pending: http://registry.faa.gov/N76WY
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA068
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 06, 2015 in Hurtsboro, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/2016
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1C, registration: N76WY
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot of a tail-wheel equipped airplane landing at an unpublished airstrip reported that he made a 3-point touchdown, moved the flight controls full aft, and applied brakes. During the landing roll, the pilot reported that he saw trees ahead and increased brake pressure, but as he did so the nose tilted forward and the airplane nosed over. The vertical stabilizer and left wing sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's incorrect use of brake pressure during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.