The Beech D17 pilot reported that, during the landing roll at the airport in Hamilton, Montana, the airplane veered right.
He added he was unable to correct with left rudder because his foot had become stuck under the left rudder pedal.
The plane left the runway to the right, hit a ditch, and came to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll and his subsequent inability to recover due to his foot being stuck.
NTSB Identification: GAA18CA372
This June 2018 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.