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NTSB Identification: GAA15LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 09, 2015 in Garrison, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/2015
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83643
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was landing the tailwheel-equipped airplane in variable wind conditions. During the landing roll, he applied both heel brakes. When the pilot released the brakes, the right brake did not release. The airplane veered right of the landing path on the dirt airstrip, and the left wing struck a power line pole. During postaccident examination, the brakes operated normally with no anomalies noted.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • The malfunction of the right brake for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.