NTSB Identification: FTW83LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21868.
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 1983 in SPICEWOOD, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-201T, registration: N2860N
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE ON THE LANDING ROLL, THE BRAKES FAILED & THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT HIT A METAL LIGHT POLE, THE NOSE GEAR WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT HIT A HOLE & THE LEFT WING STRUCK TREES. AN EXAM OF THE BRAKES REVEALED THAT THE LEFT BRAKE LININGS WERE WORN COMPLETELY AWAY, ALLOWING THE O-RING SEAL TO BE EXPOSED & FLUID TO ESCAPE. ALSO, THE RIGHT BRAKE HAD EXCESSIVE WERE. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH LARGE WHEEL PANTS WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE THE BRAKE SYS HARD TO SEE DURING A PREFLT INSPECTION.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..WORN

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..LEAK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

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