NTSB Identification: NYC85LA204.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29455.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1985 in DUANESBURG, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140B, registration: N95141
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.
ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT LANDED AND WAS TAXIING TO THE FUEL PUMP. THE AIRCRAFT WAS MOVING FAST AND WHEN THE HAND BRAKE WAS APPLIED IT DID NOT FUNCTION. THE PILOT VEERED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE RUNWAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO SLOW IT DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED UP A GRADE AND AS IT REACHED THE TOP IT COLLIDED WITH A PINE TREE DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING. THE PILOT THEN TAXIED TO THE TIE DOWN AREA.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:BRAKES(NORMAL)..NOT MAINTAINED..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..DISABLED
REMEDIAL ACTION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
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