NTSB Identification: DEN89LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37742.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1988 in DURANGO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TP206B, registration: N4732F
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PRIVATE PLT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS IN HIS ACFT. DURING TAKEOFF GROUND RUN, WHILE MAKING A TOUCH AND GO LANDING, THE PLT REPORTED EXPERIENCING VIBRATIONS FROM BOTH MAIN GEAR AND HIS ACFT DEPARTED THE 5,000 X 50 FT RWY TO THE LEFT. THE PLANE TRAVELED 100 YDS, HIT A ROCK, AND NOSED OVER. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE ACFT APPEARED TO LAND HARDER THAN NORMAL. THE PLT SAID HE SUSPECTED THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR CAME LOOSE AT THE FUSELAGE ATTACHING POINT AND FORCED THE ACFT TO DEPART THE RWY. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION BY AN A & P MECHANIC WITH INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION, REVEALED DAMAGE TYPICAL OF THAT INCURRED DURING A LANDING ACCIDENT.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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