Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2010 Issue

January 7, 2010, Palm Springs, Calif., Cessna 195B

The pilot was landing the tailwheel-equipped airplane on a dry, hard-surfaced runway. During the landing roll, as he was transitioning his feet from the bottom of the rudder pedals to the top, he applied too much brake pressure and the airplane nosed over. He further stated that he suffers from diabetic neuropathy and did not initially realize how much brake pressure he applied.

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