Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2011 Issue

May 1, 2011, Livermore, Calif., Van’s Aircraft RV-8 Experimental

At about 1630 Pacific time, the tailwheel-equipped airplane sustained substantial damage during the landing roll. The solo private pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot performed a straight-in approach and wheel landing. As the airplane slowed and the tail dropped, the pilot applied full aft elevator. As he approached the desired taxiway, he applied brakes; a wind gust caught the right wing, tipping the airplane onto its left wing.

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