NTSB Identification: NYC99LA233.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1999 in MINERVA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150, registration: N5959D
Injuries: 3 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.
According to the pilot, he had landed on Runway 19, a 2,500-foot long grass runway. During the rollout, at about 25-mph, as the brakes were applied, the airplane veered sharply to the left side of the runway. The pilot attempted to respond by adding left rudder, but the airplane nosed over. Examined of the wreckage revealed that the right main wheel and tire exhibited grass and mud on the outboard side. Evidence of grass and dirt were also jammed into the tire bead area of the tire. All tires on the airplane were inflated. No defects with the tires, wheels, or brakes, were noted.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. Full narrative available
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