NTSB Identification: NYC84FA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25163.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, February 18, 1984 in LINDEN, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 401A, registration: N6252Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER LANDING. A CFI AWAITING TAKEOFF SAID THAT THE APPROACH AND TOUCHDOWN WERE NORMAL WITH THE GEAR DOWN. AS THE ACFT ROLLED THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT GRADUALLY LEFT THE RWY AND BECAME MIREDIN MUD. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR RETRACTION BELLCRANK WAS BROKEN FREE FROM ITS MOUNTING CLEVIS. THE ATTACH BOLT WAS FRACTURED NEAR THE HEAD. THE FOWARD CLEVIS EAR WAS BROKEN. NEITHER THE BOLT HEAD NOR THE FRACTURED PORTION OF THE FOWARD CLEVIS EAR WERE RECOVERED.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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