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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : cgs|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 18|
flight time total : 202
flight time type : 37
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : less severe|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : regained aircraft control|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Loss of directional control upon landing at college park, md (cgs). Unicom reported calm wind with college park using runway 33. Clear, dry, beautiful day. Total surprise upon braking during landing rollout, when no brakes on left side and right pulled quickly. Aircraft turned quickly to the right, and as soon as possible, fully depressed left rudder and brake. Removed foot from right pedal, and added power. I believe I went into the grass, bounced around and got somewhere near the right edge of the paved runway. Directional control was about in proper order and aircraft speed going faster. Reduced power, runway getting shorter. Applied full left controls, left pedal for brake and some rudder. Almost no rudder control and no brake action. Placed right foot over to the right controls on left pedal, or at least what was thought to be left pedal, and applied full brake from left seat. Aircraft slowing and in grass. Wingtip either hit ground or VASI post. Soon aircraft slowed to almost a stop, back onto and across runway, to a stop at taxiway intersection. Heart just a pumping. Stopped engine opened canopy and asked if passengers were ok. Yes, no one injured at all and asked them to please unbuckle and 'let's all get out!' looked at plane, small nicks at propeller ends, but ok, with only a damaged wingtip and possible aileron pivot point at wingtip. Hand pushed aircraft to nearest tie-down, out of the way and secured plane. Called local FBO which the aircraft was rented from, for assistance. I believe the cause was from failure of brake action with left controls, left pedal assembly. Continued training on short field lndgs with no brake assist for directional control. Reviewed with instructor.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CTL DURING LNDG ROLLOUT AS A RESULT OF A L BRAKE FAILURE. CTL WAS REGAINED BY USE OF THE L RUDDER AND BRAKE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. ACFT DAMAGED.
Narrative: LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CTL UPON LNDG AT COLLEGE PARK, MD (CGS). UNICOM RPTED CALM WIND WITH COLLEGE PARK USING RWY 33. CLR, DRY, BEAUTIFUL DAY. TOTAL SURPRISE UPON BRAKING DURING LNDG ROLLOUT, WHEN NO BRAKES ON L SIDE AND R PULLED QUICKLY. ACFT TURNED QUICKLY TO THE R, AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, FULLY DEPRESSED L RUDDER AND BRAKE. REMOVED FOOT FROM R PEDAL, AND ADDED PWR. I BELIEVE I WENT INTO THE GRASS, BOUNCED AROUND AND GOT SOMEWHERE NEAR THE R EDGE OF THE PAVED RWY. DIRECTIONAL CTL WAS ABOUT IN PROPER ORDER AND ACFT SPD GOING FASTER. REDUCED PWR, RWY GETTING SHORTER. APPLIED FULL L CTLS, L PEDAL FOR BRAKE AND SOME RUDDER. ALMOST NO RUDDER CTL AND NO BRAKE ACTION. PLACED R FOOT OVER TO THE R CTLS ON L PEDAL, OR AT LEAST WHAT WAS THOUGHT TO BE L PEDAL, AND APPLIED FULL BRAKE FROM L SEAT. ACFT SLOWING AND IN GRASS. WINGTIP EITHER HIT GND OR VASI POST. SOON ACFT SLOWED TO ALMOST A STOP, BACK ONTO AND ACROSS RWY, TO A STOP AT TXWY INTXN. HEART JUST A PUMPING. STOPPED ENG OPENED CANOPY AND ASKED IF PAXS WERE OK. YES, NO ONE INJURED AT ALL AND ASKED THEM TO PLEASE UNBUCKLE AND 'LET'S ALL GET OUT!' LOOKED AT PLANE, SMALL NICKS AT PROP ENDS, BUT OK, WITH ONLY A DAMAGED WINGTIP AND POSSIBLE AILERON PIVOT POINT AT WINGTIP. HAND PUSHED ACFT TO NEAREST TIE-DOWN, OUT OF THE WAY AND SECURED PLANE. CALLED LCL FBO WHICH THE ACFT WAS RENTED FROM, FOR ASSISTANCE. I BELIEVE THE CAUSE WAS FROM FAILURE OF BRAKE ACTION WITH L CTLS, L PEDAL ASSEMBLY. CONTINUED TRAINING ON SHORT FIELD LNDGS WITH NO BRAKE ASSIST FOR DIRECTIONAL CTL. REVIEWED WITH INSTRUCTOR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.