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N415WW accident description

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Crash location 34.982223°N, 106.005000°W
Nearest city Moriarty, NM
34.990050°N, 106.049189°W
2.6 miles away
Tail number N415WW
Accident date 16 Oct 2011
Aircraft type Waco Classic Aircraft YMF-F5C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot was wearing heavy, insulated boots during the flight. The flight was uneventful until the landing roll out. When the pilot applied rudder, the heavy boots masked the rudder's feedback. The pilot lost control of the airplane, and the airplane quickly swerved. The pilot attempted to regain control of the airplane but due to the heavy boots, he inadvertently actuated the toe brakes. The airplane nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the upper wing, rudder, and vertical fin. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact anomalies with the airplane prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the landing roll.

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