NTSB Identification: WPR14CA090
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 04, 2014 in Marana, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76463
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 pilot stated that he had completed four landings, and while at a fast taxi he touched both toe brakes. The airplane began a gradual turn to the right. He corrected the right turn first with left rudder control then left brake, however, neither action corrected the tightening right-hand turn. When the airplane encountered the edge of the runway, it nosed down and tilted to the left, substantially damaging the left wing. The pilot described the right brake as "dragging" throughout the accident sequence.

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

The pilot did not maintain directional control during the landing roll out when the right brake did not release completely after he applied, then released brake pressure, which resulted in a ground loop. Contributing to the accident was the taxi speed.

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