NTSB Identification: CHI86LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31641.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 22, 1986 in NOBLESVILLE, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180, registration: N39693
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.

TWO SUCCESSFUL TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN COMPLETED DURING THE TRAINING FLIGHT. ON THE APPROACH FOR THE THIRD LANDING, THE CREW RECEIVED A THREE-GREEN INDICATION, BUT AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE GEAR FOLDED AND THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED ON ITS NOSE. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY BOLT WAS MISSING.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..DISCONNECTED

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