NTSB Identification: FTW85LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29013.
Accident occurred Friday, May 10, 1985 in MCKINNEY, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 421, registration: N888K
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.
AFTER LANDING WHILE TAXIING ON THE RWY, THE ACFT'S NOSE WHEEL STARTED BOGGING DOWN IN SOFT ASPHALT ON THE RWY. THE SOFT ASPHALT WAS PUSHED ALONG IN FRONT OF THE WHEEL UNTIL IT CAUSED ENOUGH RESISTANCE TO OVERSTRESS THE NOSE GEAR CAUSING IT TO COLLAPSE. THE ACFT'S NOSE THEN IMPACTED THE RWY RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THE ASPHALT HAD NOT BEEN ROLLED/PACKED ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE SUBJECT ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT
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