NTSB Identification: MKC88LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36959.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1988 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: Beech D18S, registration: N4234A
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.

ARRIVING AT HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT AFTER A NIGHT 14 CFR 135 AIR TAXI CARGO FLIGHT, THE MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING ROLL-OUT CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REVEALED A BROKEN LANDING GEAR DRAG LINK, WHICH CAUSED THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSE. THE ACFT WAS A VOLPAR TRI-GEAR CONVERSION OF THE BEECH 18 USING GARRETT TURBOPROP ENGINES AND WITH AN INCREASED MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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