NTSB Identification: CHI89LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40405.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 08, 1989 in ELYRIA, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/18/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2529D
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS ON THE ROLL-OUT AFTER LANDING WHEN IT BEGAN TO PULL TO THE RIGHT. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY & CAME TO REST WITH THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN EXAM REVEALED THE ATTACHING BOLTS FOR THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR HAD FAILED. THE BOLTS HAD BEEN INSTALLED IN AUGUST OF 1983 IAW AD 83-05-04. SINCE THAT TIME, THE ACFT HAD ACCUMULATED 2467 HRS OF FLT TIME. PIPER SERVICE BULLETING (S/B) #673B, DATED 10/2/86, RECOMMENDED THAT THE ATTACHING BOLTS BE REPLACED WITH NEW HIGHER STRENGTH BOLTS. S/B #673B HAD NOT BEEN INCORPORATED ON THIS ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE (SHEARING) OF THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR ATTACHING BOLTS. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS: FAILURE OF THE OWNER/OPERATOR TO COMPLY WITH SERVICE BULLETIN #673B.
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