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N87020 accident description

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Crash location 39.316667°N, 74.632778°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Linwood, NJ
40.863155°N, 73.967638°W
112.5 miles away
Tail number N87020
Accident date 20 Jun 2011
Aircraft type Bellanca 8GCBC
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tail-wheel equipped airplane reported that he landed on the rough turf runway without incident. During the after landing roll, he noticed a 5 gallon bucket midfield, off the left side of the runway. The pilot attempted to stop the airplane in a short distance because he wanted to retrieved the bucket; however, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its right wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot stated that the airplane did not experience any mechanical malfunctions.

NTSB Probable Cause

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

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