NTSB Identification: CEN14LA220
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 25, 2014 in Spring, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 34-200, registration: N56755
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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On April 25, 2014, about 1825 central daylight time, a Piper PA-34-200 multi-engine airplane, N56755, was substantially damaged during a landing at David Wayne Hooks Airport (DWH), Spring, Texas. The three occupants were not injured. The airplane was registered to BAT Aviation, Inc.; Spring, Texas, and was being operated by United Flight Systems, Inc.; Spring, Texas. Day visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan had not been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 141 pilot school flight.

The certified flight instructor (CFI) was demonstrating a normal landing and reported that during landing roll he detected a failure of the right brake. At an indicated speed of about 60 to 70 mph he then shut down both engines and continued to roll on the runway surface. Directional control was lost and the airplane drifted off the left side of the runway and impacted a ditch at an estimated speed of about 20 mph resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage.

At 1825, the official surface weather observation site at DWH, reported wind from 120 degrees at 5 knots, visibility of 10 miles, and few clouds at 6,500 feet.

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