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N198PR accident description

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Crash location 37.798611°N, 90.770556°W
Nearest city Caledonia, MO
37.763382°N, 90.772906°W
2.4 miles away
Tail number N198PR
Accident date 23 May 2015
Aircraft type Lefever Paul M RV12
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

In an email sent to a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector by the pilot, he reported that he was unable to manipulate the fuel station pumps where he had landed, so he decided to fly to another airfield that was about 20 miles away.

The pilot wrote that somehow he did not make the right turn and became "lost". After noticing that his fuel level was low, he decided to make an off airport precautionary landing. The pilot reported that during the landing, the airplane's nose wheel caught "heavy grass" and nosed over sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

Due to the pilot's failure to cooperate with the National Transportation Safety Board investigation, it is unknown if there were any pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

After multiple requests, the pilot did not return the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report as requested.

NTSB Probable Cause

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

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