NTSB Identification: MIA07LA066.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 09, 2007 in Tampa, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/2007
Aircraft: EADS PZL WARSZA PZL-104M Wilga, registration: N424HD
Injuries: 1 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.

The pilot stated that he affected a normal three-point landing within the first 1/3 of runway 35, and applied normal braking to slow the airplane and "the right brake system lost pressure and failed." He further stated that this caused the airplane to yaw left , and he applied full right rudder and released the left brake. He said that full control application was insufficient to correct adverse yaw, and the airplane exited the runway to the left, and ground looped. According to the FAA inspector who responded to the scene of the accident, postcrash examination of the accident airplane revealed no anomalies with the flight controls or the braking system.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll which resulted in a ground loop and damage to the airplane.

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