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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172678
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Waco YMF-F5C
Registration: N171L
C/n / msn: F5C-8-134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (KSBP), San Luis Obispo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Oxnard, CA (OXR)
Destination airport:San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while rolling out about 30 to 40 mph in the tailwheel equipped airplane for the full stop landing, the airplane made a sudden stop and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage and tail section during the landing sequence. The passenger reported in a written statement that he accidentally applied the brakes during the landing roll.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The accidental application of the brakes by the passenger during landing roll which resulted in the airplane nosing over.



Revision history:

04-Jan-2015 10:15 gerard57 Added
04-Jan-2015 17:33 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
05-Jan-2015 11:52 Anon. Updated [Registration]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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