NTSB Identification: DEN88LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38882.
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1988 in ENNIS, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA T210F, registration: N6132R
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.

WHILE ON A LANDING ROLLOUT, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUT FAILED & SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. THE PLT SAID HE HELD THE ACFT STRAIGHT FOR ABOUT 600 FT, THEN IT VEERED TO THE LEFT & WENT OFF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING & LEFT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER WERE DAMAGED. METALLURGICAL EXAM OF THE STRUT REVEALED THE STRUT HAD FAILED IN AN AREA THAT HAD BEEN REPAIRED AFTER PREVIOUS DAMAGE. THE PREVIOUS DAMAGE HAD THE APPEARANCE OF BEING CAUSED BY ELECTRICAL ARCING. THE STRUT SURFACE HAD BEEN REWORKED & REPAINTED. CRACKS WERE FOUND WITH ORIGINS IN THE BRITTLE, REHARDENED AREA OF THE STRUT. NO ENTRY WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT LOGBOOK OR MAINTENANCE RECORDS CONCERNING SUCH REPAIR OF THE LANDING GEAR STRUT.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FATIGUE




Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,RECORDKEEPING..POOR

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