NTSB Identification: CHI84LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24670.
Accident occurred Friday, April 20, 1984 in BAD AXE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2472U
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.
AFTER TRAVELING 100-150 FT ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE RGT BRAKE SEIZED & THE ACFT VEERED SHARPLY TO THE RGT. THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RWY & WENT INTO A MUDDY AREA WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT NOSED DOWN. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THERE WERE 200 FT LONG SKID MARKS ON THE RWY FROM THE RGT TIRE. HE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE PINS ON THE BRAKE PAD WERE LOOSE WHICH ALLOWED IT TO MOVE & SUBSEQUENTLY SEIZE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..BINDING(MECHANICAL)
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