NTSB Identification: MKC90LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40638.
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 1990 in DERBY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7555M
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 PLT RPRTD THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE NOSE WHEEL BEGAN TO SHIMMY AND VIBRATE, FOLLOWED BY A LOUD POPPING NOISE. THE NOSE OF THE ACFT THEN DROPPED DOWN, RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLER, COWLING AND FIREWALL. A POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE NOSE GEAR YOKE HAD BROKEN OFF.

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

FAILURE OF THE NOSE GEAR YOKE.

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