The pilot reported the approach and landing were normal to an airport in Los Lunas, N.M., and he used right rudder to compensate for a left crosswind.
During the landing roll his left foot slid off the rudder pedal and the RV-4 began to veer to the right.
When he moved his foot back on the rudder pedal, he inadvertently applied the left brake.
He added right rudder to compensate, however the plane traveled off the left side of the runway.
The pilot added power in an attempt to avoid a ditch alongside the runway, but the plane hit the ditch and nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot inadvertently applied the left brake during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with terrain.
NTSB Identification: CEN15CA058
This November 2014 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.