NTSB Identification: LAX88LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38696.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 1988 in CORONA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2710M
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.

COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL HAD REPLACED THE NOSE LANDING GEAR ASSY AND HAD CONDUCTED RETRACTION TESTS PRIOR TO RELEASING THE ACFT FOR FLT. AFTER TAKEOFF THE LNDG GEAR WAS RETRACTED AND THE FLT WAS CONDUCTED WITHOUT INCIDENT UNTIL, UPON ENTERING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR FAILED TO EXTEND. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT ELECTED TO LAND WITH THE MAIN LANDING GEARS ONLY EXTENDED. THE LEFT ENGINE AND PROPELLER WERE SECURED WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH FOR THE LANDING. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN LANDING GEARS. AS THE ACFT SLOWED DURING THE LNDG ROLL THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN AND THE RIGHT PROPELLER IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE PROPELLER SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT ON GROUND IMPACT AND STRUCK THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR. THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR WAS SEVERED FROM THE ACFT AND THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..INOPERATIVE

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