NTSB Identification: ATL98LA132.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1998 in FARMVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/28/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172P, registration: N54013
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.

The pilot stated that he flew a left traffic pattern for runway 03. He stated the final approach was flown at approximately 65 to 70 knots with 30 degrees of flaps. He said he landed about 500 feet down the runway, and during initial braking the aircraft began to slow down. However, the pilot said, that after a short time the brakes locked, and the aircraft slid off the left side of the wet grass runway striking a tractor and farm equipment.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft and his improper use of the brakes, which led to the aircraft departing the left side of the runway. Contributing factors were the wet runway and the vehicle.

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