NTSB Identification: CHI93LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52114.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1993 in MADISON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: DON SHOWALTER LANCAIR 320, registration: N18M
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 ACCIDENT AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK AFTER LOSING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING A LANDING ROLL. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY PACKED WITH SNOW AND ICE. AFTER THE SNOW AND ICE WAS REMOVED THE WHEEL TURNED FREELY. THE AIRPLANE HAD DEPARTED FROM A SNOW COVERED RUNWAY.

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

A JAMMED MAIN LANDING GEAR BRAKE.

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