NTSB Identification: ANC96LA086.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1996 in FAIRBANKS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N8560C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During landing the airplane started to veer to the left. The pilot applied right rudder and right brake. The airplane continued to veer to the left. The pilot applied maximum braking and the airplane nosed over. Examination of the airplane showed that the battery had been moved from the rear of the airplane to a location underneath the instrument panel in accordance with a Supplemental Type Certificate. The battery cable would contact the left rudder pedal and brake when the right rudder pedal was applied. This contact with the battery cable applied uncommanded left brake pressure.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The obstruction of the left rudder pedal and brake by the battery cable.

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