NTSB Identification: FTW83LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 16, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 60, registration: N2677L
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A MALFUNCTION WHEN HE APPLIED HIS BRAKES. WHEN APPLIED, THE RIGHT BRAKE WORKED BUT THE LEFT BRAKE DID NOT. THE PILOT REPEATEDLY PUMPED THE BRAKES, NEVERTHELESS THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN IT CROSSED A DRAINAGE DITCH. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR AND BRAKE SYSTEM SHOWED A BRAKE FLUID LEAK IN THE LEFT BRAKE ASSEMBLY LOCATED AT A WORN "O" RING SEAL IN THE LOWER PISTON. THE AIRCRAFT'S BRAKE RESERVOIR WAS EMPTY.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL BRAKE SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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:

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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