NTSB Identification: SEA94LA172.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 05, 1994 in HEBER CITY, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: PITTS S1, registration: CGPUR
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT STATED THAT HE LANDED SOMEWHAT HARD ON THE MAIN LANDING GEAR, RECORDING 2 G'S ON HIS ACCELEROMETER. THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEEL AND AXLE SEPARATED AND THE LANDING GEAR STRUT COLLAPSED. POST-CRASH INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE FOUR ATTACHMENT BOLTS WERE EXCESSIVELY WORN AND WERE APPARENTLY IMPROPERLY TORQUED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF MAIN LANDING GEAR AXLE HARDWARE. FACTORS INCLUDE COLLAPSE OF MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUT. Full narrative available
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