Accident American Champion 8GCBC N186AC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285362
 
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Date:Thursday 4 January 2007
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
American Champion 8GCBC
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N186AC
MSN: 369-94
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Buckley, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Puyallup, WA (K1S0)
Destination airport:Buckley, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
While landing in an open field covered with wet grass, the airplane's main wheels started to skid when the brakes were applied. When the airplane contacted drier terrain, the increase in braking effectiveness resulted in the tail wheel-equipped airplane nosing over. Although the pilot tried to take remedial action by releasing all brake pressure, he was unable to do so soon enough to keep the airplane from nosing over.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to release brake pressure soon enough when his airplane skidded from wet grass onto dry terrain during an off-airport, full-stop landing. A factor was the change in terrain from wet grass to dry ground in the landing area.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB SEA07CA042

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
13 February 2004 N186AC Private 0 Sunburg, MN sub

Revision history:

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