Accident Waco YMF-F5C N171L, Saturday 3 January 2015
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Date:Saturday 3 January 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic WACF model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Waco YMF-F5C
Registration: N171L
MSN: F5C-8-134
Year of manufacture:2013
Total airframe hrs:174 hours
Engine model:Jacobs R-755A2M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (KSBP), San Luis Obispo, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Oxnard, CA (OXR)
Destination airport:San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that while rolling out about 30 to 40 mph in the tailwheel equipped airplane for the full stop landing, the airplane made a sudden stop and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage and tail section during the landing sequence. The passenger reported in a written statement that he accidentally applied the brakes during the landing roll.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The accidental application of the brakes by the passenger during landing roll which resulted in the airplane nosing over.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR15CA074
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

04-Jan-2015 10:15 gerard57 Added
04-Jan-2015 17:33 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
05-Jan-2015 11:52 Anon. Updated [Registration]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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