NTSB Identification: ATL83LA344.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21629.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 1983 in BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N8987N
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 DURING THE RUN-UP BEFORE TAKEOFF, HE NOTED THAT THE RIGHT BRAKE WAS NOT FIRM, BUT HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE FLT. WHILE CRUISING, HE CHECKED THE BRAKE & REPORTEDLY, NO PRESSURE WAS AVAILABLE. THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT WAS ROUTINE UNTIL LANDING. DURING THE FLARE TO LAND, HE ROUNDED OUT HIGH WITH FULL FLAPS & REDUCED HIS POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. IN HIS ACCIDENT REPORT, THE PLT SUGGESTED THAT HE SHOULD NOT HAVE FLOWN WITH FAULTY BRAKES & COULD HAVE HAD MORE PRACTICE IN SHORT FIELD AND/OR SLOW APCHS WITH FULL FLAPS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..LOSS,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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