NTSB Identification: MIA03CA083.
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Accident occurred Monday, March 31, 2003 in Lakeland, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 190, registration: N4413C
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot stated he landed on runway 27, and was not moving very fast when he started to turn left off the runway onto the closed runway. The airplane continued turning left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer went down and contacted the runway. The right brake became spongy and weak in the left turn and would not hold causing the continued left turn. The airplane came to rest facing north. The pilot further stated that he had not had any problems with the brakes recently and that there was no recent repairs to the brakes. He stated that when he taxied the airplane from the accident site to the repair hangar, the brakes operated normally. Post accident examination by NTSB and FAA of the right main landing gear brake showed no evidence of failure or malfunction of the brake. At the time of the accident, the wind was from 360 degrees at 10 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind and his failure to maintain directional control. A related factor was the crosswind. Full narrative available
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