NTSB Identification: FTW85LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27697.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1985 in AUSTIN, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 310G, registration: N2916R
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.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE PLT HEARD A LOUD NOISE AS THE GEAR WAS RETRACTED. HE CONTINUED TO THE DESTINATION, BUT WHEN HE ARRIVED, HE WAS UNABLE TO GET A SAFE NOSE GEAR INDICATION. DURING THE LANDING, THE PLT DELAYED LOWERING THE NOSE & KEPT THE WEIGHT ON THE MAIN GEAR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, BUT THE NOSE SUBSEQUENTLY COLLAPSED. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE NOSE GEAR DOOR ACTUATING RODS HAD BEEN DISCONNECTED DURING MAINTENANCE ON THE PREVIOUS DAY & HAD NOT BEEN RECONNECTED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..DISCONNECTED

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

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE

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