NTSB Identification: LAX85LA302.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28628.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 02, 1985 in WINTERS, CA
Aircraft: Meyers Aircraft Co. OTW, registration: N23799
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 PURPOSE OF THIS FLT WAS TO CHECK OUT A COMMERCIAL PLT IN THE ACFT. DUAL FLT CONTROLS & HEEL BRAKES WERE INSTALLED. THE STUDENT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS & ON HIS 4TH OR 5TH LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT BEGAN TO TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE STUDENT APPLIED LEFT RUDDER & BRAKE BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE INSTRUCTOR ALSO APPLIED BRAKES & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. BOTH PLT'S ADMITTED THAT EXCESSIVE BRAKING ACTION CAUSED THE NOSE OVER, AND THAT BOTH PLTS WERE USING THE BRAKES. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT REPORTED THAT HERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT
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