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N739NW accident description

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Crash location 42.796944°N, 82.975278°W
Nearest city Romeo, MI
42.802808°N, 83.012987°W
2.0 miles away
Tail number N739NW
Accident date 27 Jun 2003
Aircraft type Cessna 172N
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 27, 2003, at 1500 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N739NW, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during an on-ground collision with a parked airplane while landing at the Romeo State Airport (D98), Romeo, Michigan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 on a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan. The pilot reported no injuries. The flight departed Muskegon County Airport (MKG) at 1300.

According to the pilot's written statement, he was landing on runway 27 (2,092 feet by 50 feet, asphalt) when the "right brake and wheel locked up" during the landing roll. The pilot stated the airplane departed the right side of the runway and "rolled through the grass apron and onto the paved ramp." The pilot reported the right wingtip impacted the tail of a parked aircraft on the ramp.

According to the airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic who repaired the accident airplane, the leading edge of the right wing was crushed aft and several leading edge ribs were deformed. The wing was not repaired and was replaced with a serviceable wing. The mechanic stated he inspected the right tire, rotor, brake caliper, and brake pad. No anomalies were found with the inspected items; all components were in a serviceable condition. The mechanic reported the owner of the maintenance facility had taxied the airplane after the accident with no difficulties.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot not maintaining directional control during landing. A factor to the accident was the parked airplane.

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