NTSB Identification: NYC92LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46179.
Accident occurred Friday, October 18, 1991 in SANFORD, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N6544G
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.

THE PILOT HAD LANDED TWICE WITHOUT INCIDENT. ON THE THIRD LANDING THE NOSE WHEEL SEPARATED FROM THE LANDING GEAR. EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR REVEALED THE NOSE WHEEL THROUGH BOLT, PART NUMBER AN5-74, BROKE AS A RESULT OF FATIGUE CRACKING ON THE THREADED PORTION OF THE BOLT.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE NOSE WHEEL THROUGH BOLT AS A RESULT OF FATIGUE CRACKING.

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