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N8872H accident description

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Crash location 38.111111°N, 96.113889°W
Nearest city Madison, KS
38.115299°N, 96.212776°W
5.4 miles away
Tail number N8872H
Accident date 25 Apr 2016
Aircraft type Grumman Acft Eng COR-SCHWEIZER G 164
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped bi-plane reported that he was performing a short field landing on a rough grass runway. The pilot further reported that he applied the brakes immediately after touchdown, and then felt the main landing gear "grab" and the tail begin to rise. Subsequently, the bi-plane nosed over on the runway. The pilot reported that he "should not have applied the brakes so soon" after touchdown.

The vertical stabilizer sustained substantial damage.

The pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the bi-plane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's incorrect brake application during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose over.

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