NTSB Identification: MKC86LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35124.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 30, 1986 in ALBANY, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182F, registration: N3239U
Injuries: 4 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-IN-COMMAND (PIC) RPRTD THAT A NORMAL APCH & FLARE WERE MADE, BUT AS THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT THEN SWERVED OFF THE RWY & CAME TO REST ON UPSLOPING DIRT TERRAIN. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR SPRING STRUT, PN 0741601-1, HAD FAILED WHERE IT WAS CLAMPED TO THE FUSELAGE. A METALLURGICAL EXAM SHOWED THAT FATIGUE CRACKING HAD OCCURRED IN THE LOWER FORWARD AREA OF THE SPRING STRUT WHERE FRETTING HAD OCCURREDAT THE CLAMP. THE ACFT HAD A TOTAL FLT TIME OF 3060 HRS.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FATIGUE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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