NTSB Identification: CHI83LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21392.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 06, 1983 in JACKSON, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N61434
Injuries: 3 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.

THE TAILWHEEL ACFT VEERED DURING LANDING ON RWY 5 & THE LEFT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE WIND WAS 110 DEGREES 6 KTS. THE PILOT STATES HE HAD A FLAT TIRE. THE LOCAL CONTROLLER WHO OBSERVED THE LANDING REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT SWERVE TO THE RIGHT. AN FAA MECHANIC INSPECTED THE LEFT GEAR AND FOUND NO EVIDENCE TO INDICATE ANY PREIMPACT FAILURE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..FAILURE,TOTAL

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