NTSB Identification: ANC89LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37388.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, October 10, 1988 in AKIACHAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182C, registration: N449SA
Injuries: 5 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 AIR TAXI PILOT LANDED LONG AND WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND CAME TO REST IN A DITCH. A 30-40 KT GUSTY CROSSWIND AND TURBULENCE EXISTED AT THE TIME. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL, HE DISCOVERED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE WAS INOPERATIVE AND SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION FOUND THE COTTER PIN MISSING FROM THE LEFT RUDDER/BRAKE PEDAL. THIS HAD ALLOWED THE PEDAL RETAINING SHAFT TO PARTIALLY BACK OUT, AND THE ASSEMBLY TO BECOME DISCONNECTED. THE MISSING COTTER PIN WAS NOT FOUND. THE PIC WAS BEING PAID A PERCENTAGE OF THE GROSS INCOME EARNED BY THE AIRCRAFT HE FLEW. IF THE TRIP WAS NOT COMPLETED, HE DID NOT GET PAID.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..DISCONNECTED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPANY-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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