NTSB Identification: ATL85LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27995.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1985 in ASHFORD, AL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N609U
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 PLT WAS RETURNING TO THE PRIVATE AG STRIP AFTER COMPLETING A SPRAY RUN. DURING THE LANDING THE PILOT FOUND THAT THE LEFT BRAKE WAS INOP. IN ORDER TO PREVENT RUNNING OFF END OF THE 1500 FT RWY, THE PLT ELECTED TO GROUND LOOP THE AIRCRAFT. DURING THE ATTEMPTED GROUND LOOP THE ACFT RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DIRT EMBANKMENT. EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR REVEALED THAT THE LEFT BAKE DISC PAD WAS BADLY WORN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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