NTSB Identification: LAX85FA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26833.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 24, 1984 in LOS ALAMITOS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 305A, registration: N5197G
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING LANDING ROLL. PLT STATED HE HAD JUST COMPLETED A GLIDER TOW MISSION AND THAT ON TOUCHDOWN THE TAIL WHEEL BEGAN TO SHIMMY EXCESSIVELY. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AND SETTLED BACK ON THE RWY, AT WHICH TIME THE TAIL WHEEL SHIMMY BECAME WORSE AND THE ACFT CONTINUED ON THE RWY FOR ABOUT 20 FT BEFORE NOSING OVER. THE ACFT IS EQUIPPED WITH A CASTORING AXLE ASS'Y. EXAMINATION OF THE ASS'Y REVEALED IT WAS SERVICED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMT OF HYDRAULIC FLUID.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLUID,HYDRAULIC..LACK OF


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,AXLE..OTHER


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..VIBRATION

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