NTSB Identification: ATL88LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35519.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 14, 1987 in MURFREESBORO, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200, registration: N41298
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 RT WHEEL BRAKE FAILED WHILE THE AIRPLANE WAS TAXIING ON A PARALLEL TAXIWAY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED NEAR THE END OF THE TAXIWAY, JUST AS THE PLT WAS ABOUT TO TURN THE AIRPLANE ONTO THE RWY. THE PLT SUBSEQUENTLY ATTEMPTED TO TURN THE AIRPLANE USING DIFFERENTIAL POWER. THE AIRPLANE CROSSED THE RWY AND RAN INTO TREES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT PULLED THE MIXTURE CONTROLS TO IDLE CUTOFF JUST BEFORE THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE RWY. THE AIRPLANE SUSTAINED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO ONE OF THE WINGS. POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE RT BRAKE REVEALED THAT THE BRAKE PADS WERE COMPLETELY WORN AWAY. THE ACFT RPTDLY UNDERWENT AN ANNUAL INSPECTION ABOUT 1 MONTH BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..REDUCED

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