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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157355
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:03-DEC-1999
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic VTUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Questair Venture
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N3QV
C/n / msn: 28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Auburn, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mcminnville, OR (MMV)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
One month prior to the accident the pilot had noted a leak in the right brake line. Upon inspection he found a small hole in the line. The line was replaced and the airplane was taxi, takeoff, and landing tested for brake airworthiness. No further discrepancies were noted. The pilot noted no difficulties with approach, initial touchdown, or the initial landing roll. Approximately midfield, after the airplane had slowed down, he applied brakes. The right brake did not activate properly, and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway, encountered a muddy field and nosed over. Witnesses to the accident stated that it was windy at traffic pattern altitude; however, surface winds were about 5 knots.

Probable Cause: The owner/builder's failure to properly bleed the brake system following replacement of the right brake line, which caused the right brake to not function and led to the pilot's inability to maintain directional control.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X20260&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jun-2013 03:23 JINX Added
14-Dec-2017 11:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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