According to the pilot, he landed the Luscombe 8A on the runway in Orangeburg, S.C., when his foot slipped off the right rudder pedal, resulting in a swerve to the left.
He applied wheel brakes to slow the plane, then increased the pressure, fearing the Luscombe would hit a pond at the end of the runway. The airplane nosed over.
The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident as the inadvertent slippage of the pilot’s foot off the right rudder pedal, resulting in a loss of directional control on the ground, and the pilot’s overly aggressive application of wheel brakes, resulting in a nose over.
NTSB Identification: ERA13CA286
This June 2015 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.