NTSB Identification: FTW87LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33756.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 15, 1987 in MIDLAND, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N95610
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON APRIL 15, 1987, AT APPROXIMATLY 1910 CDT, THE PRIVATE PILOT OF A CESSNA 182Q ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A 2650 FT DIRT RUNWAY NEAR MIDLAND, TX. WITNESS STATED SHE LANDED LONG AND FAST. THE BRAKES FAILED DUE TO A PRE-EXISTING CRACK IN THE LEFT BRAKE LINE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF AGAIN AND WAS UNABLE TO ESTABLISH A RATE OF CLIMB NECESSARY TO CLEAR A FENCE AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE FENCE CAUSING LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND SUBSEQUENT IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN. DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 5012 FT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES.

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

FLUID,HYDRAULIC..LEAK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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