The pilot was attempting to land the Luscombe 8 in Elkhart, Indiana. The airplane touched down on the left main landing gear and bounced.
He attempted to recover from the bounce by reducing pitch so that the main landing gear wheels would touch down simultaneously, but he inadvertently applied too much pitch control and simultaneously applied left rudder, which made the airplane veer off the left side of the runway where it nosed over in an area of plowed snow.
The NTSB attributed the accident to the pilot’s improper flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.
NTSB Identification: CEN13LA127
This January 2013 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.