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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : arb|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bwi|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|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||other other : other|
pilot : instrument
pilot : private
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 35|
flight time total : 850
flight time type : 450
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
other anomaly other
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : unspecified|
other flight crewa
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
During the preflight and runup there were no anomalies found. Upon taxiing, I discovered the right brake to be stiff, however, after pumping a few times and making a few turns on the taxiway it worked fine. The takeoff, cruise and approach were normal. The approach was normal with speed and confign standard. I landed with the guidance of the VASI system in ann arbor. The first indication of a problem was when I tried to apply braking to slow the plane down and discovered that only the left pedal offered braking. I pumped both brake pedals with no improvement in the right brake. I elected to apply the left brake and leave the runway on the left side rather than proceed straight at a higher speed. I was able to maintain directional control and stop the plane shortly after leaving the runway. After coming to a complete stop I was able to taxi back to the terminal area where I left the plane for the maintenance personnel. There was no damage to the plane and no injury to myself recorded.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PVT PLT OF AN SMT RECIPROCATING TWIN LOST CTL OF THE ACFT DURING LNDG DUE R BRAKE FAILURE AND, USING THE L BRAKE, WENT OFF THE L SIDE OF THE RWY WHERE THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE ACFT.
Narrative: DURING THE PREFLT AND RUNUP THERE WERE NO ANOMALIES FOUND. UPON TAXIING, I DISCOVERED THE R BRAKE TO BE STIFF, HOWEVER, AFTER PUMPING A FEW TIMES AND MAKING A FEW TURNS ON THE TXWY IT WORKED FINE. THE TKOF, CRUISE AND APCH WERE NORMAL. THE APCH WAS NORMAL WITH SPD AND CONFIGN STANDARD. I LANDED WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE VASI SYS IN ANN ARBOR. THE FIRST INDICATION OF A PROB WAS WHEN I TRIED TO APPLY BRAKING TO SLOW THE PLANE DOWN AND DISCOVERED THAT ONLY THE L PEDAL OFFERED BRAKING. I PUMPED BOTH BRAKE PEDALS WITH NO IMPROVEMENT IN THE R BRAKE. I ELECTED TO APPLY THE L BRAKE AND LEAVE THE RWY ON THE L SIDE RATHER THAN PROCEED STRAIGHT AT A HIGHER SPD. I WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CTL AND STOP THE PLANE SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING THE RWY. AFTER COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP I WAS ABLE TO TAXI BACK TO THE TERMINAL AREA WHERE I LEFT THE PLANE FOR THE MAINT PERSONNEL. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE PLANE AND NO INJURY TO MYSELF RECORDED.
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.