NTSB Identification: ATL89LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38457.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in RIDGELAND, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AA-5A, registration: N26827
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 THE LEFT BRAKE FAILED TO FUNCTION DURING TAXI WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE SPEED AND TURN 180 DEG INTO T/O POSITION. THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO TRACK TO THE RIGHT. HE RELEASED BRAKE PRESSURE ON BOTH PEDALS THINKING THAT HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE RUDDER PEDAL INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE PEDAL. HE THEN REAPPLIED PRESSURE AND EXPERIENCED THE SAME RESULTS. AT THAT POINT, HE REDUCED THE POWER TO IDLE. THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. TRAVELED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND FLIPPED OVER. EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED A HOLE IN THE LEFT BRAKE-SYSTEM PRESSURE LINE BEHIND THE CO-PLT BRAKE PEDALS. THE HOLE HAD RESULTED FROM CHAFING BETWEEN A MOUNTING CLAMP & THE LINE. THE LINE & CLAMP WERE PROPERLY INSTALLED. THE HOLE WAS NOT VISIBLE UNTIL THE CLAMP WAS REMOVED. CORROSION WAS ALSO NOTED ON THE LINE IN THE AREA OF THE HOLE. A SEARCH OF FAA SDR'S REVEALED NO REPORTS OF SIMILAR FAILURES.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..CORRODED

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..CHAFED

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..LEAK


Contributing Factors

TAXISPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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