Accident Cessna 140 N76463,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 290698
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2014
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 140
Registration: N76463
MSN: 10895
Year of manufacture:1946
Total airframe hrs:5844 hours
Engine model:Continental C85 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Marana, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Marana Regional Airport, AZ (AVW/KAVQ)
Destination airport:Marana Regional Airport, AZ (AVW/KAVQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he had completed four landings, and while at a fast taxi he touched both toe brakes. The airplane began a gradual turn to the right. He corrected the right turn first with left rudder control then left brake, however, neither action corrected the tightening right-hand turn. When the airplane encountered the edge of the runway, it nosed down and tilted to the left, substantially damaging the left wing. The pilot described the right brake as "dragging" throughout the accident sequence.

Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain directional control during the landing roll out when the right brake did not release completely after he applied, then released brake pressure, which resulted in a ground loop. Contributing to the accident was the taxi speed.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR14CA090
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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