NTSB Identification: NYC83IA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19668.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Monday, January 24, 1983 in PHILADELPHIA, PA
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar 600 AEROSTAR, registration: N9759Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AT THE TIME. WHEN THE LANDING GEAR WAS LOWERED FOR LANDING NO DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED BY THE PILOT PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. DURING TOUCHDOWN THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT TOOK CORRECTIVE ACTION TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. WHEN THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR SCISSORS HAD FAILED ABOVE THE HINGE BOLT AS A RESULT OF OVERLOAD.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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