LAX95LA095
LAX95LA095

On February 2, 1995, at 1745 hours Pacific standard time, a Bellanca 7GCBC, N12207, ground looped during the landing roll on runway 27 at Carson City Airport, Carson City, Nevada. The pilot was completing a visual flight rules personal flight. The airplane, registered to Barclay Contractors, Sisters, Oregon, sustained substantial damage. Neither the certificated private pilot nor his passenger were injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated at Redmond Airport, Redmond, Oregon, at 1340 hours.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness inspector from the Reno (Nevada) Flight Standards District Office, reported that the pilot said the touchdown was normal. During the landing roll, the airplane swerved to the left and he applied power. The pilot said he perceived that the airplane momentarily straightened out and he applied the brakes. The airplane then swerved to the right and began to skid to the left. The airplane departed the right side of the runway and the left wing struck a dirt berm.

The pilot said in the aircraft accident report that during the landing rollout, he "touched" the right brake and the airplane veered to the right. He reported no mechanical malfunctions.

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