NTSB Identification: MKC87LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32232.
Accident occurred Friday, October 17, 1986 in HOT SPRINGS, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 421C, registration: N49D
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT STATED THAT GEAR WENT DOWN NORMALLY, HE HAD THREE GREEN LIGHTS AND THE GEAR WARNING HORN WAS NOT ON AND HE COULD SEE THAT THE NOSE GEAR WAS DOWN BY LOOKING IN THE NACELLE MIRROR. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE WAS LOWERED AND AS IT TOUCHED THE RUNWAY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. A PRELIMINARY INSPECTION DID NOT INDICATE ANY PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL OR HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. A FUNCTIONAL TEST OF THE NOSE GEAR ACTUATOR WAS REQUESTED BUT THE UNIT WAS OVERHAULED INSTEAD. IT DID NOT INDICATE ANY SIGNS OF STRESS OR ABNORMAL WEAR. IT WAS APPROVED FOR RETURN TO SERVICE. THE REASON FOR THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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