NTSB Identification: DEN87DTI02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34303.
Accident occurred Monday, September 21, 1987 in GILLETTE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1988
Aircraft: BAKENG DEUCE, registration: N9659A
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT ON EACH OF HIS 1ST 3 ATTEMPTS TO LAND, HE BEGAN LOSING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING ROLL-OUT & WENT AROUND. ON THE 4TH ATTEMPT, HE AGAIN TRIED TO GO AROUND, BUT THE ACFT SWERVED OFF THE RWY & GROUND LOOPED, COLLAPSING THE LEFT MAIN GEAR & DAMAGING THE LEFT WING & PROP. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A WELD ON THE TAILWHEEL SPRING BRACKET FAILED & ALLOWED THE TAILWHEEL TO PIVOT FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

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

LANDING GEAR,STEERING SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL



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