NTSB Identification: LAX83LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19675.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in AVENAL, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164, registration: N728Y
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING A LANDING AFTER A SPRAYING OPERATION, THE RIGHT BRAKE FAILED AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A BERM BEFORE NOSING OVER. THE PILOT SAID THE RIGHT BRAKE FAILED TO KEEP AIRCRAFT ON THE RUNWAY WHEN THE RUDDER BECAME INEFFECTIVE. THE 'O' RING PART NUMBER AN 6227-11 WAS WORN CAUSING HYDRAULIC FLUID TO BYPASS THE BRAKE SYSTEM AND RETURN TO THE RESERVOIR.

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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