The pilot of the Cessna 170 reported that after a normal landing at the airport in Livermore, Calif., the tailwheel-equipped airplane began to drift right. He applied control inputs to counteract the drift, then the airplane started to veer to the left.
He applied right rudder to stop that movement, however his foot became entangled in the rudder pedal, and the airplane ground looped.
Subsequently, the right main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA168
This March 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.