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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : afe|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Operator||common carrier : air taxi|
|Make Model Name||PA-31 Navajo Chieftan/Mojave/Navajo T1020|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 135|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air taxi|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 140|
flight time total : 3100
flight time type : 325
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
incursion : runway
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On approach into the ake airport, after the landing checklist was complete, the brakes held for a few seconds upon tochdown. The right brake then was pushed to the floor and braking action was reduced to just the left side. The aircraft was slowed down but not stopped and with the end of a short (3000 ft runway) approaching, I entered right rudder and turned the aircraft right into the ramp at the fast speed. I enter the side of the runway by a few ft, while cutting the corner of the taxiway. The aircraft came to rest a few ft onto the ramp. Upon inspection the only damage was a couple nicks out of the propeller due to stones on the side of the runway. The chief mechanic was called and was told about the problem and told me that he would come to ake and fix the brakes and the nicks in the propeller. I did not write up the aircraft due to being told it would be taken care of. Some corrective actions would be an increase of braking action on the preflight inspection and to write up all mechanical problems right after the problem arises, and not to depend on someone else to do it.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF PA31-350 HAS BRAKE FAILURE ON LNDG ROLLOUT. AFTER CONFIRMING THAT MAINT WILL COME AND TAKE CARE OF THE PROB HE FAILS TO MAKE A LOGBOOK ENTRY.
Narrative: ON APCH INTO THE AKE ARPT, AFTER THE LNDG CHKLIST WAS COMPLETE, THE BRAKES HELD FOR A FEW SECONDS UPON TOCHDOWN. THE R BRAKE THEN WAS PUSHED TO THE FLOOR AND BRAKING ACTION WAS REDUCED TO JUST THE L SIDE. THE ACFT WAS SLOWED DOWN BUT NOT STOPPED AND WITH THE END OF A SHORT (3000 FT RWY) APCHING, I ENTERED R RUDDER AND TURNED THE ACFT R INTO THE RAMP AT THE FAST SPD. I ENTER THE SIDE OF THE RWY BY A FEW FT, WHILE CUTTING THE CORNER OF THE TXWY. THE ACFT CAME TO REST A FEW FT ONTO THE RAMP. UPON INSPECTION THE ONLY DAMAGE WAS A COUPLE NICKS OUT OF THE PROP DUE TO STONES ON THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE CHIEF MECH WAS CALLED AND WAS TOLD ABOUT THE PROB AND TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD COME TO AKE AND FIX THE BRAKES AND THE NICKS IN THE PROP. I DID NOT WRITE UP THE ACFT DUE TO BEING TOLD IT WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF. SOME CORRECTIVE ACTIONS WOULD BE AN INCREASE OF BRAKING ACTION ON THE PREFLT INSPECTION AND TO WRITE UP ALL MECHANICAL PROBS RIGHT AFTER THE PROB ARISES, AND NOT TO DEPEND ON SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT.
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.