NTSB Identification: LAX90LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42235.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 15, 1990 in TRUCKEE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 340-A, registration: N8637K
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 LANDED HIS CESSNA 340A ON A WET RUNWAY AFTER A MODERATE RAIN. RUNWAY 19 IS 4650 FEET LONG AND 75 FEET WIDE. THE PILOT STATED HE LANDED AT ABOUT 25% DOWN THE RUNWAY OR WITH ABOUT 3480 FEET REMAINING AND WAS UNABLE TO ACHIEVE BRAKING, PRIOR TO RUNNING OFF THE END. THE TIRE DAMAGE AND RUNWAY STRIPES INDICATED HYDROPLANING AS A FACTOR.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOTS LOSS OF BRAKE PERFORMANCE DUE TO HYDROPLANING.
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