On July 2, 2000, about 1100 Eastern Daylight Time, a Cessna 180, N3131D, was substantially damaged while landing at the Still Meadow Farm Airport, Jackson Center, Pennsylvania. The certificated airline transport pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The tail-wheeled airplane was landing on Runway 22, a 1,856 foot-long, 65 foot-wide, turf runway.
According to the pilot, during the landing rollout, the left brake "seized" and the airplane nosed over.
A friend of the pilot who examined the airplane after the accident stated that the left brake was struck in the "on" position, and he used a screw driver to release the brake.
Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, which included disassembly of the left brake did not revealed any pre- or post-accident abnormalities.
The pilot reported over 25,000 hours of total flight experience, with 2,803 hours in single engine airplanes, and 200 hours in the make and model of the accident airplane.
Winds reported at an airport about 23 miles west of the accident site, at 1051, were from 210 degrees at 12 knots.