NTSB Identification: NYC89LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38614.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 03, 1988 in HANSON, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N6387
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST LANDED WHEN THE LEFT BRAKE FAILED. IN ORDER TO AVOID HITTING TRUCKS PARKED NEAR THE RUNWAY THE PILOT ELECTED TO GROUND LOOP THE AIRCRAFT. THE SIDE LOADING ON THE LEFT LANDING GEAR DURING THE GROUND LOOP CAUSED IT TO COLLAPSE. EXAM OF AIRCRAFT BY THE FAA REVEALED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE HAD SUBSTANTIAL HYDRAULIC FLUID COVERING THE BRAKE ASSEMBLY.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL


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