NTSB Identification: MIA89LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39244.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 23, 1989 in VERO BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/09/1990
Aircraft: MOONEY M22, registration: N7738M
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.
DRG THE LNDG ROLL, THE ACFT SWERVED INTO A DITCH & WAS DAMAGED. AN EXAM OF THE NOSE GEAR REVEALED THE STRUT HOUSING HAD FAILED AT THE STEERING COLLAR, WHERE IT WAS PREVIOUSLY WELDED. AN EXAM OF THE OLD WELD REVEALED THERE HAD BEEN INSUFFICIENT WELD PENETRATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF AN OLD WELD REPAIR ON THE NOSE GEAR STRUT HOUSING. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS IMPROPER MAINTENANCE BY OTHER (UNKNOWN) MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL.
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