The pilot of the Bellanca 7ECA reported that after touchdown in the tail wheel-equipped airplane in Santa Paula, Calif., the airplane began to veer to the left, He applied right rudder and right brake but was unable to keep the airplane on the runway.
The airplane departed the side of the runway and subsequently hit a building, wrinkling and bending the left wing and the left elevator.
The NTSB determined the probable cause was the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA126
This February 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.