NTSB Identification: ATL83LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20304.
Accident occurred Friday, February 18, 1983 in MARIETTA, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N35594
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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A PARKED VAN WHILE TAXIING FROM LANDING AT MCCOLLUM AIRPORT,MARIETTA,GA. THE ACFT WAS BEING DEMONSTRATED TO A PROSPECTIVE BUYER WHO WAS IN THE LEFT FRONT SEAT WITH THE OWNER IN THE RIGHT SEAT. AFTER A FLIGHT FROMATLANTA,GA THEY LANDED AT MCCOLLUM. AS THE ACFT NEARED THE TAXIWAY AFTER LANDING THE PILOT STATED HE ATTEMPTED TO TURN TO THE RIGHT AT 5 MPH. RIGHT RUDDER AND PARTIAL RIGHT BRAKE WERE APPLIED BY THE LEFT SEAT PILOT. WHEN IT BECAME APPARENTTHAT THE RADIUS OF TURN WAS TOO LARGE FULL RIGHT BRAKE WAS APPLIED BY BOTH PILOTS WITH REPORTEDLY NO RESPONSE. THE LEFT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE WINDSHIELD OF A VAN PARKED ONE FOOT TO THE LEFT OF THE TAXIWAY. NO MALFUNCTIONS COULD BE FOUND IN THE RIGHT BRAKE OR THE STEERING SYSTEM DURING THE INVESTIGATION. HOWEVER, THE LEFT BRAKE WAS INOPERATIVE AND FLUID WAS LEAKING FROM ITS CYLINDER.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..LEAK


Contributing Factors

BRAKES(NORMAL)..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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