NTSB Identification: CHI87DET01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34033.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 21, 1986 in WARSAW, IN
Aircraft: PITTS S1S, registration: N39XP
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE RIGHT BRAKE SEEMED TO LOCK UP WITH A 'SKIDDING' NOISE AS THE AIRCRAFT LEFT THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED HE WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY KEEPING HIS TOES OFF THE BRAKES AS HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A REST, NOSE DOWN, ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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