NTSB Identification: FTW84LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24138.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1983 in WICHITA FALLS, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-105 SPECIAL, registration: N338T
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 A LANDING WITH A QUARTERING LEFT HEAD WIND, THE RIGHT BRAKE DID NOT HOLD & THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. HE ADDED POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID A GROUND LOOP; HOWEVER, THE ACFT WENT IN A WET, PLOWED FIELD & NOSED OVER. REPORTEDLY, THERE WERE NO MALFUNCTIONS OF THE ACFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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