NTSB Identification: FTW96TA195.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 01, 1996 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Rockwell NA-265-80, registration: N773W
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

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The captain was taking off on runway 21 with the wind from 330 degrees at 6 knots. After the airplane had attained about 120 knots and had traversed about half the 10,000 foot runway, the captain aborted the takeoff, when he heard a loud noise and felt a severe vibration. Subsequently, the airplane angled off the departure end of the runway and encountered soft terrain. It came to rest about 300 feet beyond the end of the runway with the nose landing gear collapsed. According to a tire analysis report, the left outboard tire failed in fatigue, followed by the left inboard tire, 'as the result of operation in an overdeflected condition.' The report stated, 'Over-deflection is caused by operating the tire overloaded or underinflated.'

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

overdeflection of the left outboard main landing gear tire, probably due to underinflation and inadequate inspection, which resulted in fatigue failure of the left outboard tire and subsequent failure of the left inboard tire.

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