NTSB Identification: FTW88DRD06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37148.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in ABBEVILLE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7203
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE AG PLT HAD FINISHED SPREADING HIS LOAD OF CHEMICALS & WAS LANDING WHEN THE LEFT BRAKE FAILED TO OPERATE. HE STARTED TO APPLY PWR FOR A GO-AROUND, BUT THE ENG COUGHED & DID NOT RESPOND PROPERLY. THE PLT THEN CLOSED THE THROTTLE & APPLIEDRGT BRAKE TO AVOID EQUIPMENT AT THE END OF THE STRIP. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED & THE RGT GEAR COLLAPSED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED HYDRAULIC FLUID HAD LEAKED FROM THE LEFT BRAKE, BUT NO ENG PROBLEM WAS FND.

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:

FLUID,HYDRAULIC..LEAK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


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