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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178420
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviat Pitts S-2B
Registration: N963CB
C/n / msn: S-2B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Butler County Regional Airport (HAO), Hamilton, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hamilton, OH (HAO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After completing a 1-hour flight, which included sustained inverted flight, the pilot returned to land. The pilot stated that after touching down on runway 29, a 5,500-foot long, 100-foot wide asphalt runway, the right landing gear brake stuck. The airplane veered to the left, departed the runway surface, and struck a taxiway sign with the right wing. The right landing gear assembly collapsed, and the airplane came to rest in a grass area. Examination of the brake system by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any abnormalities. The winds recorded at the airport, about the time of the accident, were from 230 degrees 12 knots, gusting to 18 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control after experiencing a brake system malfunction during landing. Factors related to the accident were the malfunction of a landing gear brake as reported by the pilot, and the crosswind conditions.



Revision history:

08-Aug-2015 14:10 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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