NTSB Identification: ANC88LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35693.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 1988 in HUNTER CREEK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N22901
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

AFTER LANDING AT A MINING CAMP AIRSTRIP, THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR FAILED CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO GROUND LOOP. EXAMINATION OF THE BROKEN GEAR PART REVEALED THE ORIGINAL FRACTURE TO BE A FATIGUE FRACTURE. THE INITIAL CRACK IN THE GEAR LEG RAN PARALLEL TO THE GEAR BOLT HOLE. THE ACFT WAS INSPECTED 80 HRS BEFORE THE FAILURE.

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

LANDING GEAR,AXLE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,AXLE..FATIGUE

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

MAINTENANCE,100-HOUR INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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