NTSB Identification: ANC87FA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32200.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 04, 1987 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC, registration: N7539B
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND ACCOMPLISHED UNAUTHORIZED REPAIRS TO HIS AIRPLANE AFTER AN INCIDENT FOUR DAYS EARLIER. HE REPAIRED THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR BY USING A COMMON DOOR HINGE TO ATTACH IT TO THE FUSELAGE. UPON LANDING, THE DOOR HINGE FAILED AND CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WAS LOST.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..IMPROPER


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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