NTSB Identification: DEN89LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38915.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 15, 1989 in FORT BENTON, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N4971Q
Injuries: 1 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 PLT RPRTD THAT WHILE LANDING, THERE WAS A FAILURE OF THE BOLTS THAT HELD THE TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY TO THE FUSELAGE. THE TAILWHEEL THEN SWIVELED & THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED. THE PLT NOTED THAT THE BOLTS HAD BEEN SUBJECTED TO HEAVY FORCES DURING OPERATIONS ON ROUGH, DIRT, AG OPERATING AREAS.

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

FAILURE OF THE TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY ATTACHING BOLTS.

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