NTSB Identification: NYC87LA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35424.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 24, 1987 in SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34, registration: N4348T
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING LANDING ROLL, A FAILURE OF A TIRE TUBE CAUSED A FLAT TIRE AND CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOST. WHEN THE TIRE WAS DISMANTLED, THE INNER TUBE WAS FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE AT THE JOINT SEAM. TOTAL TIME ON THE ACFT AND TIRE WAS407 HRS. THE ACFT HAD A 100 HR INSPECTION 53 HOURS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE.

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

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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