NTSB Identification: ATL88LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36507.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in DONALSONVILLE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310Q, registration: N7765Q
Injuries: 4 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 STATED THAT HE HAD EXPERIENCED PRIOR BRAKE PROBLEMS AND HAD REPEATED MAINTENANCE PERFORMED. HE FURTHER STATED THAT NOT ALL OF THE BRAKE PROBLEMS HAD BEEN CORRECTED. AFTER LANDING THE PILOT NOTICED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE SEEMED 'SPONGY'. HE CONTINUED TO TAXI BUT AT A SLOWER SPEED. WHILE EXECUTING A RIGHT TURN A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE NOSE FURTHER TO THE LEFT TOWARDS A BUILDING. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DUE TO THE MALFUNCTIONING RIGHT BRAKE. THE LEFT WING TIP CONTACTED THE BUILDING AND A FIRE RESULTED IMMEDIATELY. THE PILOT REPORTEDTHAT THE STROBE WAS LEFT ON. THE SUBSEQUENT FIRE SPREAD AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED. EXAMINATION OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM WAS INCONCLUSIVE DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..REDUCED

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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