Pilot Observed The Airplane Turn Left And Reported That The Right Brake Was Inoperative

Location: Bismarck, ND Accident Number: CEN23LA103
Date & Time: February 6, 2023, 15:45 Local Registration: N425Z
Aircraft: Cessna 425 Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Personal

On February 6, 2023, about 1545 central standard time, a Cessna 425, N425Z, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS), Bismarck, North Dakota. The pilot was not injured and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported an uneventful flight and landing at BIS. After taxiing to the ramp, the pilot proceeded to stop the airplane in front of a marshaller. After moving the throttles toward the ground idle position, the pilot observed the airplane turn left and reported that the right brake was inoperative.

The pilot placed both propeller levers to the feather position and subsequently moved both throttles toward the reverse (beta) position. The airplane continued forward and struck a hangar, which substantially damaged the left wing. The airplane was retained for examination.

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