NTSB Identification: LAX86LA264.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31896.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 22, 1986 in COLUMBIA, CA
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N21677
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 ACFT NOSED OVER IN SOFT GROUND DURING LANDING ROLL AFTER VEERING OFF RWY 17. THE PLT INDICATED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE PEDAL WAS JAMMED BY 1/2 INCH CARPET THAT HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN THE ACFT. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY 17. WHEN THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO STRAIGHTEN THE ACFT BY APPLYING LEFT BRAKE, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE PLT ALSO INDICATED THE WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 230 DEG AT APRX 5 KTS.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..LOCKED

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..JAMMED

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

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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