NTSB Identification: IAD01LA079.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 15, 2001 in Matawan, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/23/2002
Aircraft: Boeing A75L300, registration: N2313
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During the takeoff roll, the tailwheel lifted and the airplane continued to rotate forward in the pitch axis. The airplane nosed over, struck the propeller, and continued through a nose-over, ground-loop maneuver until it came to rest. The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, he felt the brake grab on the right side, and the airplane swerved to the right prior to the nose-over. Two Federal Aviation Administration inspectors examined the airplane and reported that the right brake was binding while the left brake was free. The right wheel hub was warped on the inside, and the brake shoes were worn unevenly. The right side also had grease on the brake shoes. Their examination of the maintenance logs revealed that the owner of the airplane had performed an annual inspection on the airplane 13 hours prior to the accident.

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

The inadequate maintenance inspection of the airplane by its owner, which resulted in a locked brake and a nose-over during the takeoff roll.

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