NTSB Identification: ATL89IA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37980.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Wednesday, November 02, 1988 in GEORGETOWN, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N958MC
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER A 'NORMAL' LDG. AN FAA INSPECTOR WHO EXAMINED THE RWY AFTER THE MISHAP REPORTED THAT HE FOUND TIRE MARKS WHICH INDICATED THAT THE NOSE TIRE HAD CONTACTED THE RWY SEVERAL TIMES AFTER THE MAIN TIRES TOUCHED DOWN. EXAM OF THE NOSE GEAR REVEALED THAT THE AFT DRAG-LINK BRACKET ASSY HAD FAILED; METALLURGICAL EXAM OF THE FRACTURE SURFACES REVEALED FEATURES TYPICAL OF AN OVERSTRESS BREAK, WITH NO EVIDENCE OF PREEXISTING CRACKING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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