NTSB Identification: MIA88LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36532.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 06, 1988 in KEY WEST, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N32133
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.

WHILE ON A SIGHTSEEING FLT, DURING THE LANDING ROLL WITH A DIRECT CROSSWIND FROM THE RT AT 9 KTS, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT TURNED INTO THE WIND. HE WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THIS WITH LEFT RUDDER & BRAKING BEFORE THE ACFT TRAVELLED INTO A DITCH. HE FURTHER STATED THAT THE BRAKE FAILED. EXAMINATION & OPERATION OF THE BRAKE AFTER IT HAD BEEN PARTIALLY DISASSEMBLED BY THE OPERATOR REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. ACCORDING TO THE FAA INSPECTOR WHO EXAMINED THE ACFT, BELIEVED AIR IN THE SYSTEM CAUSED THE FAILURE.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..CONTAMINATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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