Accident Waco WMF-5 N14128,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356353
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Date:Wednesday 1 January 1997
Time:10:55 LT
Type:Waco WMF-5
Owner/operator:Waco Flying Ltd
Registration: N14128
MSN: 4213
Year of manufacture:1934
Total airframe hrs:1921 hours
Engine model:Jacobs R-755-9
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kissimmee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing roll, when the pilot applied the brakes to slow the airplane, one brake locked. According to the pilot, after touching down on the runway center line, 'all [was] straight with the rudder control.' When the tail came down the rudder 'authority diminished,' and when the pilot applied the brakes, the airplane departed the runway to the right and nosed over. The pilot stated that he could not control the airplane with the left brake. Examination of the brakes did not reveal any discrepancies. According to the pilot's flight times, shown on the NTSB Form 6120.1/2, he had less than 1 hour, (.9) of total flight time in this make and model airplane.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain direction control of the airplane after applying the brakes. A factor was the pilot's lack of familiarity with this make and model airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA97LA058
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




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