The pilot of the Waco YKS-7 was attempting to land in a crosswind at Rialto, Calif. The airplane swerved during the landing roll and the pilot applied the brakes to regain directional control.
The airplane nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the wings, vertical stabilizer, and rudder. The pilot and passenger were not injured.
The NTSB determined the probable cause to be the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control and his improper brake usage during the landing roll in a crosswind condition.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA207
This April 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.