FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Apopka, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N8943Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On June 10, 2016, about 1610 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 310G, N8943Z, collided with a berm during the landing roll at the Orlando Apopka Airport (X04), Apopka, Florida. The airline transport pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to SOFI, LLC, and was operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 local, post maintenance test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed from X04 at 1515.
The accident flight was the airplane's first flight after an annual inspection, and it had not been flown for about 2 years prior.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the pilot stated he taxied to runway 33, a 3,987-foot-long, 60-foot-wide, asphalt runway, departed and performed two touch-and-go landings. After the second touch-and-go landing, he intended to perform a full-stop landing. The pilot reported the touchdown was normal and in the normal/typical location. After touchdown he retracted the flaps and allowed the airplane to slow aerodynamically to the end of the runway. As the airplane approached the end of the runway, the pilot applied the normal brakes; however, the left brake did not function. He secured the engines, and attempted to maintain control while applying the right brake in an effort to slow the airplane. The airplane went off the right side of the runway at the end and contacted upsloping terrain which caused spar damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.
Post accident examination of the airplane's brake system was performed following recovery of the airplane by an FAA airworthiness inspector. Operational testing of the brakes on the pilot's side revealed no discrepancies; however, operational testing of the brakes on the copilot's side revealed a discrepancy with the right brake. No brake system leaks were noted and the fluid levels in both brake master cylinders were at the correct level. The airplane was retained for further examination.