NTSB Identification: LAX83LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21593.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1983 in YOUNG, AZ
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-220C, registration: N51630
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE LANDING WAS NORMAL, & AS HE APPLIED BRAKES THE RIGHT BRAKE FAILED. HE INTENTIONALLY APPLIED HARD LEFT BRAKE TO NEGOTIATE A GROUND-LOOP TO AVOID TREES AT THE END OF THE RWY. DISASSEMBLY OF THE RIGHT MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER REVEALED THAT ONE OF THE O-RINGS WAS BROKEN IN TWO PIECES.

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:

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM,SEAL..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

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

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