NTSB Identification: MIA83LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20533.
Accident occurred Monday, April 25, 1983 in MIAMI, FL
Aircraft: GLOBE GC1B, registration: N81MA
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.

THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED AND COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR AFTER THE RT BRAKE FAILED DURING TAXI FROM LANDING. THE PILOT SAID HE HAD INSTALLED NEW BRAKE PADS AND HAD SPENT TIME TAXIING TO WEAR THEM IN. AFTER COMPLETING ONE TAKEOFF AND LANDING THEACFT WAS BEING TAXIED TO THE RAMP WHEN THE RT BRAKE LOST PRESSURE. THE PILOT STATES THAT THE CAUSE OF THE BRAKE FAILURE WAS THE MASTER CYLINDER. THE LANDING GEAR SHOULD HAVE STOOD THE LOAD OF A GROUND LOOP. THE FAILURE WAS THE RESULT OF REPLACEMENT SIDE BRACES WHICH APPEAR TO BE HOME MADE. THE ORIGINAL BRACES WERE SOLID ONE PIECE CASTINGS. THE BRACES IN USE WERE TWO PIECES WELDED TOGETHER. THE BRACES FAILED AT THE WELDS. THE PILOT DOES NOT KNOW THE ORIGIN OF THE BRACES. THEY WERE ON THE ACFT WHEN HE BOUGHT IT. THE ACFT IS 1946 VINTAGE AND MANY PARTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..INADEQUATE

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..IMPROPER

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..IMPROPER..OTHER PERSON

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT COMPONENT..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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