NTSB Identification: MKC86LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29956.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 23, 1986 in GARDNER, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N1493D
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 IP AND STUDENT HAD BEEN PRACTICING LANDINGS AT ANOTHER AIRPORT AND WAS LANDING AT THIS AIRPORT FOR FUEL. THERE WAS A CROSSWIND AT THE AIRPORT AND THE IP MADE THE APPROACH AND LANDING. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE TOUCHDOWN WAS THREE POINT IN THE CESSNA 170A AND IT ROLLED STRAIGHT FOR SOME DISTANCE, THEN STARTED A GRADUAL TURN TO THE RIGHT AND CONTINUED UNTIL IT IMPACTED TWO PARKED AIRPLANES. HEAVY SKID MARKS FROM THE LEFT TIRE WERE FOUND ON AND ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY. INVESTIGATION INDICATED PARTIAL FAILURE OF THE STEERABLE TAILWHEEL. THE TAILWHEEL WOULD NOT STAY IN THE LOCKED POSITION.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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