NTSB Identification: ANC93LA086.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 22, 1993 in BARROW, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N75LE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND BEGAN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL AND THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL AND AXLE SEPARATED FROM THE GEAR LEG. THE GEAR LEG STUB STRUCK THE GROUND AND SEPARATED FROM THE GEAR BOX. THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE GROUND AND THE AIRPLANE'S WING WAS DRAGGED ON THE RUNWAY. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PART SHOWED THERE WAS SMALL FATIGUE AREA BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE FRACTURE WAS OVERLOAD.

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

THE FATIGUE FRACTURE OF THE MAIN LANDING GEAR SPRING.

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