NTSB Identification: MKC86LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30757.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Aircraft: AEROTEK PITTS S-2A, registration: N51WJ
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 PLT STATED THAT AFTER LANDING ON RWY 28 THE LEFT GEAR FOLDED WHILE TAXIING. THE ACFT THEN FELL ONTO ITS LEFT WING. THE PLT REPORTED THE GEAR COLLAPSED WITHOUT WARNING. EXAMINATION OF THE GEAR SUPPORT FOUND A JOINT WHICH WAS COLD WELDED HAD FAILED.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

INADEQUATE QUALITY CONTROL..MANUFACTURER

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