NTSB Identification: CHI04CA247.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 04, 2004 in Grant, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/2004
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N91042
Injuries: 1 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 public-use flight veered off the left side of the runway during landing roll. The pilot stated the winds were calm. He applied right rudder but was unable to correct the drift to the left. He then applied additional right rudder and his boot became jammed by the heel brakes. The airplane departed off the runway edge and impacted a ditch.

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

Directional control not attained and the control interference encountered by the pilot during landing roll. The ditch was a contributing factor.

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