NTSB Identification: SEA88LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35540.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 12, 1988 in ELMA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N8374C
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

DURING LANDING ROLL THE PILOT APPLIED TOE BRAKES. THE RIGHT BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE AIRCRAFT THEN VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE DESPITE THE PILOTS ATTEMPT TO GROUNDLOOP THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ROLLED OVER AN EMBANKMENT, COLLAPSING THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR AND THE NOSE GEAR. THE RIGHT BRAKE DISC WAS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED IN THE AREA OF A WELD. THE BRAKE DISC WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CORRODED. UNEVEN WEAR WAS EVIDENT ON THE DISC. THE BRAKE LININGS WERE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN WORN. 100 HOURS HAD BEEN FLOWN ON THE AIRCRAFT SINCE THE ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..CORRODED

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


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