NTSB Identification: FTW96LA011.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 06, 1995 in TAOS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/22/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 195A, registration: N9867A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the landing roll the left wing came up. He applied left rudder and aileron; however, 'the aircraft started turning right and did not respond.' He cut the power and applied the brakes. The left wheel came off, and the left strut dug into the runway turning the aircraft left 180 degrees. Examination of the aircraft revealed that the left spring steel landing gear strut and the gear box had separated from the aircraft. The propeller had impacted the runway and the left wing was damaged. The wheel assembly, which is attached to the landing gear strut with 3 bolts, was found 75 yards down the runway. Of these three bolts, one 'had no nut or damage', one 'had stripped threads', and one was 'pulled until it broke.'

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

separation of the left main gear wheel as a result of improper maintenance.

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