NTSB Identification: DEN88LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37098.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1988 in PHILLIPSBURG, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A-185F, registration: N94237
Injuries: 3 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 STUDENT PLT WAS FLYING WITH TWO PAX DURING A PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION FLIGHT. DURING ROLLOUT ON RWY 34, THE AIRPLANE TURNED LT AND CAME TO REST TEN FEET OFF THE LT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE LT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND FOLDED UNDER THE FUSELAGE. THE FUSELAGE WAS DAMAGED AT THE LANDING GEAR MOUNT. A POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION BY A CERTIFICATED MECHANIC WITH INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION REVEALED A CASTING AT THE LT MAIN GEAR MOUNT HAD BROKEN. HE STATED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH GROUND LOOP ACCIDENTS. THE PART WAS MAILED TO THE NTSB FOR METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION, HOWEVER IT WAS LOST IN SHIPMENT.

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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