NTSB Identification: ANC84FA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24462.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 17, 1984 in TALKEETNA, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1047F
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT WAS BEING USED TO TRANSPORT MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS FROM A GLACIER. DURING TAKEOFF FROM THE GLACIER, THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR STRUT FAILED AT THE AXLE POINT & THE WHEEL/SKI DANGLED FREE. WHEN HE LANDED ON A GRAVEL RWY, THE PLT HELD OFF THE RIGHT SIDE AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. WHEN THE RIGHT STRUT TOUCHED DOWN, IT DUG IN, THEN COLLAPSED. AN EXAM REVEALED A FATIGUE CRACK THRU APRX 65% OF THE STRUT, PN 0741001-8, WHERE 2 BOLT HOLES WERE DRILLED, APRX 1 1/2 INCHES FROM THE LOWER END. THE CRACK ORIGINATED IN THE BOTTOM OF CORROSION PITS (RUST) LOCATED AT THE INBOARD SIDE OF THE UPPER AFT SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BOLT HOLE.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FATIGUE


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