NTSB Identification: ANC91IA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44664.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, April 08, 1991 in EEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N4258N
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

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

DURING LIFTOFF AT QUINHAGAK, ALASKA, THE PILOT FELT A BUMP. HE CIRCLED THE RUNWAY BUT DID NOT SEE ANYTHING. UPON LANDING AT EEK, ALASKA, THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT THE RUNWAY. THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR LOWER STRUT ASSEMBLY WAS MISSING. THE ASSEMBLY WAS LOCATED AT QUINHAGAK. EXAMINATION OF THE PARTS SHOWED THAT THE CENTER TORQUE LINK BOLT HAD FAILED.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE CENTER TORQUE LINK BOLT.

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