NTSB Identification: MKC85LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26118.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 06, 1984 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 401A, registration: N6294Q
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 A GEAR COLLAPSE FOLLOWING A MANUAL EXTENSION OF LANDING GEAR DUE TO AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE THE ACFT WAS AFFORDED A TEMPORARY REPAIR BY CLAMPING A WRENCH TO THE LANDING GEAR STRUT TO 'STIFF-LEG' IT. THE GEAR COLLAPSED AGAIN DURING TAXI TO THE ACTIVE RUNWAY. THE WRENCH USED IN THE REPAIR HAD BROKE AND APPEARED TO HAVE HAD PREVIOUS DAMAGE ALSO.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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

MAINTENANCE,CALIBRATION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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