NTSB Identification: FTW96LA241.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1996 in DUMAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1996
Aircraft: Weatherly 620B, registration: N2004L
Injuries: 1 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.

When the aircraft returned from an application flight for landing, upon touch down, it began to nose over and veer to the right. The pilot 'pulled on the stick and got on the left brake,' but the airplane continued to veer right until it exited the runway. The pilot stated that 'when it got to the dirt it dug in and flipped over onto its back (top).' After the pilot got out of the airplane, he found the right main gear perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft and the right main gear torque link bolt broken. Post-crash examination by the manufacturer revealed that the right main gear torque link assembly had been improperly assembled during a field maintenance procedure.

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

The failure of the right main gear torque link during landing roll as a result of its improper assembly by maintenance personnel.

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