NTSB Identification: NYC83LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21761.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 1983 in EBENSBURG, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N8399U
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 PLT INITIATED A GO-AROUND DURING HIS FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT BECAUSE HE WAS TOO HIGH. DURING THE LANDING HE LANDED ABOUT 300 FT DOWN THE RWY. WHEN HE APPLIED BRAKES THEY WERE INEFFECTIVE & INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINED TO INITIATE A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT RAN OFF THE END OF THE RWY INTO HIGH GRASS & COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE BRAKE SYSTEM WAS VISUALLY INSPECTED & ALL SYSTEM COMPONENTS WERE FOUND TO BE WITHIN MANUFACTURER'S LIMITS EXCEPT FOR THE BRAKE DISCS WHICH WERE HEAVILY PITTED FROM RUST. THE WHEELS COULD BE ROTATED WITH FULL BRAKE PRESSURE APPLIED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..INADEQUATE

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..CORRODED

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

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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