NTSB Identification: BFO88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36193.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 1988 in ROANOKE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: TRAVEL AIR D4D, registration: N434N
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE TAIL WHEEL BEGAN TO SHIMMY. HE STATED THAT SINCE THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH AIRSPEED TO LIFT THE TAIL OF THE ACFT, HE APPLIED BRAKES IN AN ATTEMPT TO SLOW THE ACFT. AT THIS TIME THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. HE APPLIED LEFT BRAKE TO STRAIGHTEN THE ACFT BUT THE BRAKE WAS INEFFECTIVE. TO PREVENT THE ACFT FROM TRAVELING OFF THE RUNWAY AND ONTO THE TAXIWAY WHERE WORKMEN AND EQUIPMENT WERE PRESENT, THE PLT GROUNDLOOPED THE ACFT. THE PLT REPORTEDLY SERVICED THE BRAKES JUST PRIOR TO THIS FLT. THE ACFT WAS MOVED AFTER THE ACCIDENT BEFORE IT COULD BE INSPECTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..VIBRATION

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