NTSB Identification: LAX85LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28058.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 05, 1985 in BLYTHE, CA
Aircraft: BOEING B75-N1, registration: N844TH
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.

DURING LANDING ROLL THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED. EXAM OF THE LEFT GEAR STRUT REVEALED PRESENCE OF A PREEXISTING CRACK. THE CRACK WAS LOCATED INSIDE THE GEAR CASTING & IT WAS NOT VISIBLE DURING PREFLIGHT INSPECTIONS. THE ACFT REPORTEDLY HAD BEEN USED IN AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS BEFORE BEING ACQUIRED BY ITS PRESENT OWNER.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FATIGUE


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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