NTSB Identification: NYC88LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37213.
Accident occurred Monday, November 23, 1987 in NO. CANAAN, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: WACO ZKC-5, registration: N14164
Injuries: 2 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 AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A 3-POINT LANDING ATTITUDE AT NORTH CANAAN, CONNECTICUT. THE LEFT LANDING GEAR WHEEL ROTATED 90 DEGREES AND THE LEFT GEAR WAS DRAGGED 144 YARDS BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT BECAME INVERTED. IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE BRAZE JOINT AT THE TOP OF THE INNER TUBE FAILED CAUSING THE STRUT TO EXTEND PAST THE FULL EXTENSION STOP ALLOWING THE WHEEL TO ROTATE. THE ONLY PART HOLDING THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY TO THE STRUT AT THIS POINT WAS THE FLEXIBLE BRAKE LINE.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FATIGUE

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