NTSB Identification: CHI82IA112
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Friday, April 02, 1982 in DETROIT, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/02/1983
Aircraft: ROCKWELL SABRELINER 65, registration: N23BX
Injuries: 8 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE RIGHT ENGINE WAS STARTED AS THE PASSENGERS COMPLETED BOARDING. AFTER THE COPILOT SECURED THE CABIN DOOR AND TOOK HIS SEAT, THE PILOT RELEASED THE PARKING BRAKE AND CONTROL LOCK AND APPLIED POWER TO TAXI. WHEN A TURN WAS COMMANDED THE NOSEWHEEL STEERING DID NOT RESPOND AND THE PILOT APPLIED NORMAL AND EMERGENCY BRAKING WITHOUT EFFECT ON THE AIRCRAFTS MOVEMENT. THE PILOT THEN ORDERED THE RIGHT ENGINE SHUT DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO ROLL ACROSS THE RAMP UNTIL IT COLLIDED WITH A PARKED AIRCRAFT. THE OPERATOR HAD EXPERIENCED SIMILAR FAILURES DURING THE 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THIS INCIDENT. HOWEVER, ALL EFFORTS TO DUPLICATE AND ISOLATE THE PROBLEMS HAD BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL. DURING POST INCIDENT REPAIRS, NUMEROUS LANDING GEAR SYSTEM COMPONENTS WERE REPLACED AND THE PROBLEM HAS NOT SURFACED AGAIN. NO REASON FOR THE ORIGINAL FAILURES WAS DETERMINED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,EMERGENCY BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,STEERING SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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