NTSB Identification: ATL87LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35261.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of SOUTHERN AIR TRANSPORT,INC.
Accident occurred Monday, June 22, 1987 in DAYTON, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1988
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L-382-30, registration: N20ST
Injuries: 3 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 FLIGHT EXPERIENCED SEPARATION OF THE NOSE LANDING GEAR DURING THE LANDING ROLL. INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT THE FAILURE WAS RELATED TO THE PROGRESSION OF A PREEXISTING CRACK ON THE NOSE LANDING GEAR STRUT ASSEMBLY. THE PROBELMS WITH THE NOSE LANDING GEAR WERE RECOGNIZED BY THE MANUFACTURER WHO RECOMMENDED COMPLIANCE WITH SERVICE BUTTETIN 82-448 THAT WAS ISSUED TO DETECT CRACKS SIMILAR TO THAT EXPERIENCED IN THIS INSTANCE. THE SERVICE BULLETIN, THAT WAS ISSUED IN 1979, HAD NOT BEEN ACCOMPLISHED ON THE AIRCRAFT.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..SEPARATION

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,SERVICE BULLETIN/LETTER..DISREGARDED..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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