NTSB Identification: ATL90LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39850.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 26, 1989 in FLORENCE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1992
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7KCAB, registration: N57470
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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING A LANDING AT HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE ON THE LANDING ROLL. HE STATED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE LOCKED WHEN HE APPLIED THE HEEL BRAKES & WOULD NOT RELEASE. HE THEN APPLIED LEFT BRAKE AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT REVEAL A BRAKE SYSTEM MALFUNCTION. HOWEVER, THE TAILWHEEL STEERING ARM & FORK ASSEMBLY WERE WORN BEYOND LIMITS, WHICH AFFECTED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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

THE WORN STEERING SYSTEM.

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