NTSB Identification: CHI85LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26921.
Accident occurred Friday, October 05, 1984 in TECUMSEH, MI
Aircraft: MOONEY M20A, registration: N1093C
Injuries: 2 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.

UPON TOUCHDOWN THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. INSPECTION REVEALED THE LANDING GEAR ACTUATOR HANDLE WAS CRACKED APRX 1/2 INCH ABOVE THE ACTUATOR TORQUE TUBE. THE CRACK WAS THROUGH 3/4 OF THE CIRCUMFERENCE AND THERE WAS A 10 DEG BEND IN THE TUBE NEAR THE CRACK. THE CRACK OCCURRED IN A WELD PREVIOUSLY MADE BY THE PLT TO FIX ANOTHER CRACK. THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION WAS IN JUNE OF 1977.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..CRACKED

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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