NTSB Identification: LAX84LA490.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26367.
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 1984 in DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 411, registration: N323BE
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 LNDG, THE PLT WAS TAXIING BACK UP THE RWY TO A PARKING AREA WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL 'FELL INTO' A SAND FILLED DEPRESSION IN THE SURFACE, COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. COUNTY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL HAD GRADED THE RWY SURFACE AFTER HEAVY RAINS BUT NO COMPACTION HAD BEEN PERFORMED. NO NOTAM OR OTHER ADVISORY HAD BEEN ISSUED.

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

RUNWAY MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..NOT ISSUED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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