NTSB Identification: MKC88LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36497.
Accident occurred Friday, January 01, 1988 in FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N30ML
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.
DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE CFI AND STUDENT PLT HEARD A LOUD POP WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LOWER THE GEAR IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING. SEVERAL FLYBYS PAST THE CONTROL TOWER WERE MADE TO CONFIRM AN UNSAFE NOSE GEAR CONFIGURATION. THEY FLEW THE AIRCRAFT AN ADDITIONAL HOUR AND A HALF TO LIGHTEN THE FUEL LOAD, ATTEMPTED TO LOWER THE GEAR WITH EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, THEN ATTEMPTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND CONSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED A FLAT NOSE GEAR STRUT, AND MECHANICAL PROBLEMS IN THE NOSE GEAR STRUT ASSEMBLY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..JAMMED
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL
LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR STRUT..PRESSURE TOO LOW
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