NTSB Identification: MIA88LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35621.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 25, 1987 in FORT PIERCE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M-22, registration: N7739M
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.

PLT STATED THAT ON LANDING ROLL AT APPROXIMATELY 30 TO 35 KNOTS THE NOSE LANDING GEAR BEGAN TO SHIMMY AND TURN TO THE LEFT. FULL RIGHT BRAKE AND RUDDER COULD NOT CORRECT THE LEFT TURNING TENDENCY OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO SAND AND THE NOSE LANDING GEAR SEPARATED AND THE MAIN LANDING GEARS COLLAPSED. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE NOSE LANDING GEAR REVEALED NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE THE CAUSE OF THE SHIMMY AND LEFT TURNING TENDENCY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




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