NTSB Identification: MIA87IA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34876.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Wednesday, September 16, 1987 in W.PALM BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-60, registration: N9784Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT ON LANDING AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 1000 FT. THE SCISSORS ON THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUT DISCONNECTED CAUSING THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO ROTATE & SKID. HE THEN APPLIED HEAVY LEFT BRAKE TO KEEP THE ACFT STRAIGHT ON THE RUNWAY, BUT THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT SLID TO A STOP. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR REVEALED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR LINK FAILED CAUSING THE WHEEL TO ROTATE 90 DEGREES, SUBSEQUENTLY COLLAPSING THE MAIN GEAR.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT SCISSORS..FAILURE,TOTAL

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