This September 2009 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Aviat Husky. Injuries: None. Location: Gulkana, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was on wildlife surveillance flight, reported that while landing at an off-airport site he applied the brakes too hard and the plane nosed over.
Probable cause: The excessive use of brakes during an off-airport landing, resulting in the airplane nosing over.
For more information: NTSB.gov. NTSB Identification: ANC09TA092