NTSB Identification: MKC88LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36907.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 23, 1988 in BRINKLEY, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S2R, registration: N4080X
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.
DURING THE TAKE-OFF ROLL FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PILOT SAID HE LOST HIS LEFT WHEEL BRAKING CAPABILITY. HE CONTINUED THE TAKE-OFF, FLEW TO THE FARM FIELD TO BE TREATED, APPLIED THE LOAD, THEN RETURNED TO A NEAR BY ALTERNATE LANDING STRIP BECAUSE OF A LONGER RUNWAY AND FACILITIES. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A DITCH.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE
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