NTSB Identification: NYC88LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38455.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 28, 1988 in BURLINGTON, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N97979
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.

THE FLIGHT WAS TAKING OFF FOR AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT IN THE LOCAL AREA. DURING GROUND RUN, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO BRING THE AIRCRAFT UNDER CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK AND FLIPPED INVERTED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH BRAKES ON ONLY THE LEFT SIDE. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED THE PARKING BRAKE PAWL HAD BECOME DISCONNECTED AND COULD RESULT IN LOCKING OF THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER PISTON FOLLOWING BRAKE APPLICATION.

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

LANDING GEAR,PARKING BRAKE..LOCKED



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