NTSB Identification: SEA97LA167.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 12, 1997 in ARLINGTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/15/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N4275N
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 tailwheel equipped airplane incurred substantial damage during a nose-over on the landing roll following the separation of the right-main wheel from its associated strut. The pilot reported that he touched down on his main wheels on the sod runway, bounced once, then 'seemed to settle into a normal run-out'. The pilot stated that 'a second or two later' he felt a heavy yaw to the right as the right landing gear dug into the turf. The landing-gear axle was found to have failed. The landing-gear strut dug into the turf, causing the aircraft to nose over.

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

Failure of the right-main landing gear axle after landing.

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