Accident Cessna 170 N48021,
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Date:Saturday 10 January 1998
Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 170
Registration: N48021
MSN: 27087
Total airframe hrs:10951 hours
Engine model:Continental O-300-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Orlando, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Leesburg, FL (KLEE)
Destination airport:(KORL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was making a wheel landing on runway 25 with the wind from 320 degrees at 5 knots. During the landing, the airplane started to veer to the right. Reportedly, the pilot lost directional control, and the airplane continued to the right. Subsequently, the left main gear collapsed, and the left wing collided with the ground and was damaged. During repair, the left brake master cylinder was determined to be inoperative due to a bad o-ring.

Probable Cause: failure of the the left brake to operate, due to a bad o-ring; and subsequent failure of the pilot to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing rollout, resulting in a ground loop and subsequent on-ground encounter with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA98LA057
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
21 May 1993 N48021 Walkwitz Aviation 0 Titusville, FL sub


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