NTSB Identification: FTW93LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48102.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 11, 1993 in RUSTON, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/28/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6290Y
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE LANDING ON A RUNWAY WITH A DISPLACE THRESHOLD, BRAKING ACTION WAS LOST AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRPLANE ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THREE SMALL TREES, WHICH DAMAGED THE RIGHT WING. AN INSPECTION REVEALED A LEAK IN A BRAKE LINE FITTING HAD ALLOWED THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM TO BE DEPLETED OF FLUID.

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

FAILURE AT A HYDRAULIC FITTING, WHICH RESULTED IN A HYDRAULIC LEAK, LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID, AND SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF BRAKING ACTION DURING THE LANDING ROLL.

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