Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Private Airport

Edison, Georgia 31748
Friday, October 1, 2010 16:30 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
During a routine agricultural application flight, the pilot noted that the right rudder pedal felt soft. He returned to the airport at the conclusion of the flight and, just after touchdown, applied pressure to both brake pedals to stop the airplane; while the left brake operated normally, the right brake was ineffective. The airplane subsequently departed the runway and was substantially damaged. A postaccident examination revealed evidence of brake fluid leakage at the internal fuselage hydraulic line fitting. No reliable determination of the brake fluid quantity prior to the accident could be made as the right brake system had been compromised during the accident, but testing of the system with replacement fluid lines showed normal operation.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Leakage of hydraulic fluid from the internal fuselage line fitting, resulting in a subsequent loss of the right brake’s effectiveness.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/1/2010 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1630 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityEdison 
Event StateGEORGIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site31748 
Event Date Year2010 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude313336N 
Event Location Longitude0844500W 
Event Location AirportPrivate 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDNone 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1639 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)210 
Weather Observation Facility IDBIJ 
Elevation of weather observation facility214 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)13 
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height7500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)28 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)12 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)320 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.79 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)29082 
NTSB Notification SourceAtlanta FSDO  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 18 2011 12:58PM 
User who most recently changed recordkenj 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN48417 
NTSB NumberERA11LA011 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 137: Agricultural 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameGRUMMAN 
Aircraft ModelG164 
Aircraft Series Identifier
Aircraft Serial Number26B 
Certified Max Gross Weight7000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionApr 9 2010 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours12500 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT TypeUnknown 
Aircraft Owner NameOwen Flying Service 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner CityEdison 
Aircraft Owner StateGA 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode39846 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator NameOWEN FLYING SERVICE INC 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityEdison 
Operator StateGA 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code39846 
Operator CodeO1FG 
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationAgriculture 
Operator Certificate NumberO1FG218J 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Aerial Application 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeNA  
Departure CityEdison 
Departure StateGA 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time-- 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport CodeNA  
Destination CityEdison 
Destination StateGA 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 18 2011 12:57PM 
User who most recently changed recordkenj 
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location18 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--