NTSB Identification: NYC84LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25601.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 14, 1984 in MAHAFFEY, PA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N9178L
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 ACFT VEERED OFF THE PREPARED LANDING AREA IN TALL WEEDS AND ROCKS WHERE IT NOSED OVER. THE PLT HAD CHANGED FROM A GRAVEL RWY TO THE DIRT ONE BECAUSE OF DOWNDRAFTS. THE 1ST LANDING ON THE DIRT RWY WAS MADE ON THE WHEELS AND WHEN THE TAIL LOWERED THE PLT APPLIED THE BRAKES. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT ABOUT 20 DEGREES AND THE PLT TRIED TO CORRECT WITH RIGHT RUDDER TO NO AVAIL. AT THE RWYS EDGE FULL RIGHT BRAKE WAS APPLIED. THE ACFT CONTINUED INTO THE GRASS AND ROCKS. UPON INSPECTION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE WAS STUCK IN THE ON POSITION. WHEN THE B NUT ON THE BRAKE LINE AT THE LEFT WHEEL CYLINDER WAS LOOSENED THE BRAKE RELEASED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..IMPROPER

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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