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Cessna flips over on runway

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7859807.stmFor this to be caused by wind surely he must have been landing with a tailwind?When this happens to me in a taildragger in FSX it's usually because I've applied too much brake...Colin
I guess you may be right. With a tail wind, it can cause a plane to lose lift easily, or make it hard to control because there will be less lift if the winds are passing behind the wings to the front of the wing when the wings are designed for the air to flow from the front of the wings to the back. It's great every one is safe though. :(

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7859807.stmFor this to be caused by wind surely he must have been landing with a tailwind?When this happens to me in a taildragger in FSX it's usually because I've applied too much brake...Colin
Looks to me like his left brake may have gotten stuck.

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Looks like a wheel landing and then an attempt to brake with the tail wheel still up in the air. The problem with braking in a tailwheel aircraft while attempting a wheel landing is that the main gear is ahead and below the center of gravity and when the brakes are applied the CoG tries to switch sides because of the torque applied on the vertical component of the arm. This caused the aircraft to go up and over.

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