NTSB Identification: CHI85LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29135.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 27, 1985 in THREE RIVERS, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 140A, registration: N5603C
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 SKI EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT WAS TAXIING ON THE FROZEN SURFACE OF THE LAKE WHEN THE TWO BOTTOM BOLTS THAT ATTACHED THE RIGHT SKI TO THE GEAR LEG FAILED THE OVERLOAD FAILED THE TWO TOP BOLTS AND THE SKI FAILED OUT AND UP AT A FORTY FIVE DEGREE ANGLE THIS PERMITTED THE GEAR LEG TO DIG INTO THE ICE AND NOSE THE ACFT OVER INVERTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LANDING GEAR,SKI ASSEMBLY..DISCONNECTED
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