On July 3, 1993, at 1820 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181, N2839B, was substantially damaged upon impact with terrain and fences following a loss of control while taxiing for takeoff at the Rogers Municipal Airport, near Rogers, Arkansas. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to recorded weather reports and witnesses at the airport, the winds were gusting to 19 knots from the south as the pilot taxied for takeoff on Runway 19. In the enclosed NTSB Form 6120.1/2, the pilot stated that the brakes failed to respond after he applied the brakes to stop the airplane. He added that he "momentarily added power and probably became airborne," in an attempt to regain control of the airplane to no avail.
Two propeller slash marks, and the footprint of the nose wheel tire were found on the gravel walkway marking the outline of the runway overrun. No anomalies were found with the wheel brake system.
Tire marks in the grass and indentations in the soft ground indicated that the left main tire was in the locked position for approximately 111 feet, while the right main tire was intermittently locked for the same distance. After crossing the runway centerline on a measured heading of 330 degrees, the tire tracks crossed a drainage ditch and the airport perimeter road. The airplane came to a stop adjacent to the airport perimeter fence on a measured heading of 354 degrees.