NTSB Identification: CHI88LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36771.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 05, 1987 in CARLTON, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2957C
Injuries: 5 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 PLT RPRTD THAT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AS HE STARTED TO TAXI FROM THE RAMP AREA ON A SMOOTH GRASS SURFACE. WHEN THE GEAR COLLAPSED, THE LEFT WING DROPPED TO THE GROUND & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DMGD. THE PLT RPRTD THE LEFT GEAR LEG HAD BROKEN OFF 2 INCHES 'INSIDE THE BULKHEAD.' AN EXAM OF THE BROKEN PART REVEALED IT HAD FAILED FROM FATIGUE.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR SPRING..FATIGUE

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