NTSB Identification: CEN12LA369
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 2012 in Norwalk, OH
Aircraft: RYAN AERONAUTICAL ST3KR, registration: N721R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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On June 8, 2012, at 1330 eastern daylight time, a Ryan ST3KR, N721R, sustained substantial damage when it lost directional control during landing at the Norwalk-Huron County Airport (5A1), Norwalk, Ohio. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight departed Geauga County Airport (7G8), Middlefield, Ohio, at 1230. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed.
The pilot reported that the airplane was landing on runway 28 (4,210 feet by 75 feet, asphalt). He reported that the right brake “locked up” upon touchdown causing the airplane to veer off the runway. The airplane struck a 3-foot wide drainage ditch that was about 66 feet from the edge of the runway and ran parallel to the runway.
At 1353, the surface weather observation at the Lorain County Regional Airport (LPR), Lorain, Ohio, located about 18 nautical miles east of 5A1, was: wind 320 degrees at 9 knots; 10 miles visibility; sky clear; temperature 26 degrees Celsius; dew point 7 degrees Celsius; altimeter 30.05 inches of mercury.
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