NTSB Identification: FTW84LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23280.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1983 in JUNCTION, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301T, registration: N8272Y
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.

WHILE LANDING, THE PLT NOTICED A PLANE PARKED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY, AT THE DEPARTURE END. HE BECAME CONCERNED THAT HE WAS NOT SLOWING AS FAST AS HE DESIRED & THAT THERE WOULD BE INSUFFICIENT ROOM TO PASS. THEREFORE, HE PULLED THE PARKING BRAKE HANDLE. THE ACFT THEN BEGAN TO 'PULL TO THE LEFT.' IT CONTINUED OFF THE SHOULDER OF THE NARROW RWY & WENT DOWN A 4 TO 5 FT GRADE. THE LEFT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND CAUSING THE ACFT TO ENTER SIDEWARD SLIDE. AN EXAM REVEALED NOTHING WRONG WITH THE BRAKES. A MECHANIC STATED THAT IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS USED WHILE THE ACFT IS IN MOTION, ONE BRAKE WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY LOCK UP BEFORE THE OTHER.

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

PARKING BRAKES..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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