NTSB Identification: MKC88DCA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36741.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 1988 in MARYLAND HGTS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: ROSENMAYER SKYRANGER S/C, registration: N830CR
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE A/C MAKING A TURN WHEN THE WINGS CAME OFF AND THE A/C NOSE-DIVED TO THE GROUND WITH THE WINGS 'FLOATING' DOWN AFTER THE A/C. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE FOUND A FATIGUE CRACK 1/3 THE CIRCUMFERENCE WITH INSTANTANEOUS CRACKING ON THE REMAINDER CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE RIGHT WING LIFT STRUT.

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

WING,BRACING STRUT..FATIGUE

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

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT COMPONENT..PRODUCTION/DESIGN PERSONNEL

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

WING,BRACING STRUT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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