NTSB Identification: ATL88LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36360.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1988 in HARTWELL, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20, registration: N5705Q
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 NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED WHILE TAXIING AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 5 MPH AFTER LANDING. THE ANNUAL INSPECTION FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MATERIAL PROBLEM WITH THE GEAR TRUSS. EXAMINATION OF THE FRACTURED COMPONENT DISCLOSED THAT THE TUBULAR MATERIAL HAD RUSTED FROM THE INSIDE AND THE DEFECT WAS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..NOT SWITCHED

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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