NTSB Identification: LAX83FVA03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20718.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in CORCORAN, CA
Aircraft: Rockwell S2R, registration: N8435V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING HIS LAST SPRAYING RUN HE LOST LEFT RUDDER PEDAL CONTROL. HE MAINTAINED CONTROL OF THE ACFT IN THE AIR BUT DURING LANDING HE LOST CONTROL DUE TO THE LOSS OF THE LEFT RUDDER/BRAKE PEDAL. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION DISCLOSED THAT THE LEFT RUDDER PEDAL ADJUSTMENT CHANNEL, P/N 70080-1, HAD BROKEN ALLOWING THE RUDDER PEDAL TO FALL OFF LEAVING THE LEFT RUDDER AND BRAKE CONTROL INOPERABLE.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,RUDDER CONTROL..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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