NTSB Identification: CHI91LA278.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45026.
Accident occurred Friday, September 20, 1991 in SUGAR GROVE, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 310J, registration: N300RA
Injuries: 3 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.
A COMMERCIAL PILOT SELECTED GEAR DOWN FOR A PRACTICE LANDING, AND THE NOSE GEAR DID NOT EXTEND. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND ON THE MAIN GEAR AND SHUTDOWN ENGINES ON FINAL APPROACH. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD, AND THE NOSE FELL TO THE PAVEMENT. THE PROPELLERS STRUCK PAVEMENT AT FLIGHT PITCH. A GEAR DRIVE TUBE WAS FOUND BUCKLED IN COMPRESSION. THE LANDING GEAR HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED AT THE INTERVAL RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE BUCKLED NOSE LANDING GEAR RETRACTION/EXTENSION GEAR DRIVE TUBE. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT IN COMMAND NOT HAVING THE LANDING GEAR INSPECTED AT THE INTERVAL RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
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