NTSB Identification: ATL05CA166.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 2005 in Carthage, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Beech 35, registration: N49KB
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.

According to the pilot, during the landing roll the wind shifted to a tailwind and he applied brakes a little more than normal. Shortly afterwards he said the right brake failed and the airplane swung around and veered off the left side of the runway, slid 100 feet and came to rest in a deep gully lined with heavy wooded brush. Examination of the airplane found the right wing crumpled upwards, the right main and nose gear collapsed, and the propeller tips bent outward. The accident was not reported to the NTSB until November 16, 2005.

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

The pilot's excessive braking resulting in a loss of control and subsequent impact with gully. A related factor was the tailwind.

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