NTSB Identification: ATL88LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37508.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 03, 1988 in MEMPHIS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 195A, registration: N1576D
Injuries: 4 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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE LEFT WHEEL SEPARATED FROM THE AIRPLANE DURING LDG ROLLOUT ON RWY 27, ALLOWING THE LEFT GEAR TO DRAG ON THE RWY. THE AIRPLANE THEN BOUNCED, VEERED TO THE RIGHT, AND SKIDDED TO A STOP. THE LEFT LDG GEAR COLLAPSED AS THE ACFT STOPPED. THE PLT SAID THAT THE LDG WAS NOT HARD AND THAT THE WINDS WERE LIGHT & VARIABLE. EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT LDG GEAR REVEALED THAT THE AXLE SPINDLE HAD FRACTURED AND SEPARATED. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION REVEALED OVERSTRESS FRACTURES AND EVIDENCE OF EXCESSIVE SIDELOADS. THE AIRPLANE ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING TIP, AILERON, THE LEFT HORIZ STAB AND ELEVATOR. THE ARPT WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 360 DEG AT 6 KTS, A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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