NTSB Identification: NYC91LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44045.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 23, 1991 in ELYRIA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: Meyers Aircraft Co. MAC-145, registration: N34360
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.
THE PILOT RECEIVING THE DEMONSTRATION WAS MAKING HIS FIRST LANDING IN THIS AIRPLANE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, A STRONG WIND SHEAR WAS ENCOUNTERED, CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO DRIFT TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT DID NOT HAVE WHEEL BRAKES ON HIS SIDE OF THE AIRPLANE. HE USED ALL AVAILABLE RUDDER AND CALLED FOR BRAKES FROM THE PILOT IN COMMAND. THE PIC SAID HE APPLIED BRAKES, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRPLANE FROM DEPARTING THE RUNWAY AND ENCOUNTERING ROUGH TERRAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE A STRONG WIND SHEAR DURING LANDING; UNAVAILABILITY OF WHEEL BRAKES FOR THE CO-PILOT; AND INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE CO-PILOT DURING LANDING.
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