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N5749C accident description

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Crash location 41.446666°N, 72.457500°W
Nearest city East Haddam, CT
41.453155°N, 72.461198°W
0.5 miles away
Tail number N5749C
Accident date 08 Aug 2015
Aircraft type Cessna 170A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that while on short final, two flocks of geese departed the field in front of his airplane; "no immediate evasion action was necessary". During the landing roll, the airplane began to swerve and veered off the runway to the left. The pilot reported that he "over-applied brake" and subsequently nosed over after attempting to avoid the runway edge lights.

The pilot reported there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, and excessive use of brakes, which resulted in a runway excursion and nose over.

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