NTSB Identification: ATL85LA270.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29407.
Accident occurred Friday, September 06, 1985 in COLUMBIA, SC
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-26AT, registration: N18SE
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 PILOT STATED THAT DURING LANDING ROLL, AFTER SLOWING THE AIRCRAFT TO APPROX 40 KTS THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED OFF OF THE RUNWAY FOLLOWING ACTIVATION OF THE NOSE WHEEL STEERING. THE PILOT RELATED THAT THE NOSE WHEEL STEERING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONED ON TWO PREVIOUS OCCASIONS, BOTH FOLLOWING FLIGHT IN ICING CONDITIONS. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF NOSE WHEEL STEERING FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY PREEXISTING FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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