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N419JC accident description

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Crash location 45.766111°N, 93.184444°W
Nearest city Braham, MN
45.722739°N, 93.170776°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N419JC
Accident date 21 May 2016
Aircraft type John Steven Caturia Replica PA18
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during landing on a grass field on a farm, when he applied the brakes the airplane immediately pitched forward and nosed over.

He further reported that "the combination of long grass and braking created a forward momentum that he could not recover from."

A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the empennage.

According to the pilot, there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a nose over.

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