NTSB Identification: MKC85LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28318.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in HARRISON, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 180G, registration: N4734U
Injuries: 4 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING A WHEEL LANDING, THE ACFT BOUNCED, BUT NOT HARD. HE REPORTED THAT HE APPLIED SUFFICIENT POWER TO RECOVER & MADE A SMOOTH, 3-POINT TOUCHDOWN, THEN THE ACFT BEGAN A GRADUAL SKIDDING TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT CORRECTED WITH LEFT RUDDER, BUT IT HAD NO EFFECT. HE SAID THAT HE THEN APPLIED HARD LEFT RUDDER & BRAKE; HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTINUED THE RIGHT SWERVE & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE LEFT TAILWHEEL STEERING CABLE HAD COME OFF OF A PULLEY & HAD JAMMED BETWEEN THE PULLEY & A BRACKET. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN LOOSE OR OUT-OF-RIG. HOWEVER, THE REASON FOR THE CABLE TO COME OFF OF THE PULLEY WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..JAMMED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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