NTSB Identification: MIA85LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28209.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, March 25, 1985 in FORT MYERS, FL
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 600, registration: N79CM
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.

THE ACFT LANDED WITH BOTH MAIN WHEEL BRAKES LOCKED AS EVIDENCED BY SKID MARKS IN THE TOUCHDOWN ZONE OF THE RWY. AFTER APRX 200 FEET OF SKIDDING THE LEFT BRAKE RELEASED AND DUE TO THE RIGHT BRAKE NOT RELEASING THE PLT LOST CONTROL. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY AND BOTH MAIN LANDING GEARS COLLAPSED. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT BOTH MAIN TIRES HAD SKID MARKS ON THEM AND THAT THE RIGHT TIRE HAD BLOWN OUT. ADDITIONALLY, BOTH BRAKES HAD EVIDENCE OF HAVING BEEN EXTREMELY OVERHEATED TO THE POINT THE BRAKE MATERIAL HAD MELTED AWAY. THE BRAKE PRESSURE SUPPLY SYSTEM APPEARED TO OPERATE CORRECTLY. THE PLT STATED THAT ON HIS LAST TAKEOFF THE ACFT ACCELERATED SLOWLY.

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..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..BINDING(MECHANICAL)



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..OVERTEMPERATURE


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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