NTSB Identification: ATL94LA147.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 1994 in CHAMBLEE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1995
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N57TH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A SIGN ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT LANDING GEAR REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUT WAS FRACTURED AND THE GEAR HAD COLLAPSED. A MALFUNCTION OR DEFECT REPORT SUBMITTED BY AN AIRWORTHINESS INSPECTOR STATED THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A HARD LANDING, AND THAT A REVIEW OF THE AIRCRAFT RECORDS FAILED TO ESTABLISH A TOTAL TIME ON THE COMPONENT. THE REPORT STATED THAT METAL FATIGUE WAS SUSPECTED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The fatigue failure of the left main landing gear shock absorbing strut that resulted in a loss of control.

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