NTSB Identification: FTW85LA307.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28292.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 06, 1985 in OLTON, TX
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N5025X
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 PILOT STATED THAT WHEN HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE DIRT LANDING STRIP THE AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY TURNED RIGHT AND NO AMOUNT OF CORRECTIVE ACTION HELPED. HE FURTHER STATED THE MECHANIC HAD TO REMOVE THE BRAKE PADS TO GET THE TIRE TO ROLL. THE AIRCRAFT'S OWNER STATED EXAMINATION REVEALED THE RIGHT WHEEL HAD MORE RESISTANCE TO ROTATION THAN DID THE OTHER WHEEL BUT THAT IT COULD STILL BE ROTATED BY HAND. HE STATED HE SUSPECTED THE PIOT GOT THE WHEEL IN THE SAND AND JUST GROUND LOOPED THE AIRCRAFT. HE FURTHER STATED THE RESISTANCE TO ROTATION OF THE WHEEL WAS POSSIBLY DUE TO SAND AND GRIT IN THE WHEEL AND BRAKE ASSEMBLY.

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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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