NTSB Identification: ANC85LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25331.
Accident occurred Monday, October 01, 1984 in OHIO CREEK, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N3952Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEEL ADAPTOR BROKE. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE PILOT TO LOSE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY OVERTURNED. EXAMINATION OF THE WHEEL ADAPTOR DISCLOSED EVIDENCE OF TORSIONAL TENSILE OVERLOAD. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF FATIGUE.

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

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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