NTSB Identification: ANC89LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39960.
Accident occurred Monday, June 19, 1989 in SHESHALIK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/29/1991
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N7735K
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS LANDING AT AN OFF AIRPORT SITE (GRAVEL SPIT) THAT HE FREQUENTLY USES. DURING THE FINAL PHASE OF THE LANDING ROLL, HE APPLIED THE BRAKES AND THE LEFT BRAKE LOCKED, CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO SLOWLY NOSE OVER. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE BRAKES BY THE PILOT REVEALED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE WAS OXIDIZED AND CORRODED. THE PILOT RECOMMENDS THAT A HARD APPLICATON OF THE BRAKES BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO FLIGHT TO HELP ASSESS THE CONDITION OF THE BRAKES.

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

PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO PERFORM AN ADEQUATE PREFLIGHT INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE'S BRAKES.

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