NTSB Identification: LAX84LA356.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25984.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1984 in FAIR OAKS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N4634J
Injuries: 4 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.

ACFT TOUCHED DOWN BEYOND THE THRESHOLD AT A NORMAL AIRSPEED. PLT RAISED THE FLAPS AND APPLIED BRAKES BUT THE LEFT BRAKE BOTTOMED OUT WITH NO RESISTANCE. AN INTENTIONAL GROUND LOOP WAS PERFORMED TO STOP THE ACFT. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT ALLTHE BRAKE PADS WERE WORN DOWN PAST THE MINIMUM SERVICE LIMITS. THE 'O' RING SEAL IN THE LEFT BRAKE CALIPER POPPED OUT, HYDRAULIC FLUID WAS RELEASED AND THE BRAKE BECAME NONFUNCTIONAL.

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN






Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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