FTW99LA268
FTW99LA268

On September 25, 1999, approximately 1000 central daylight time, a Cessna 140A tail-wheel equipped airplane, N76731, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during landing at the Tyler Pounds Field Airport near Tyler, Texas. The private pilot, who was the owner and operator of the airplane, and his passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The local flight originated from Tyler, Texas, at 0915.

In the enclosed Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2), the pilot stated that during the landing roll, he applied brakes to slow down. When the pilot released brake pedal pressure, the left brake remained engaged and pulled the airplane towards the left side of the runway. The pilot stated that he applied right brake pressure to keep the airplane going straight down the runway. When the airplane slowed, it nosed down and came to rest.

The FAA inspector, who visited the accident site, stated that the fuselage was buckled near the top right door hinge and the right strut fuselage attaching point. The propeller, engine, and engine mounts were also damaged.

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