NTSB Identification: LAX83LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21025.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 310C, registration: N1884H
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS TAKING OFF, HE HEARD A NOISE, DURING GEAR RETRACTION, THAT SOUNDED TO HIM LIKE AN EXPLOSION & THE GEAR-UP LIGHT DID NOT ILLUMINATE. HE THEN TRIED TO EXTEND THE GEAR, BUT WAS UNABLE TO GET A SAFE-DOWN INDICATION. HE WAS ABLE TO FULLY EXTEND THE MAIN GEAR, BUT GOT ONLY A PARTIAL EXTENSION OF THE NOSE GEAR. THE PLT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY & MADE AN APCH TO RWY 13. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RWY. REPORTEDLY, IT ROLLED ONTO THE RWY & THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE NOSEWHEEL CENTERING CAM ROLLER & ATTACHING STUD, PN CR-10-1, WAS BROKEN OFF & PART OF THE STUD WAS MISSING. THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE STUD WAS FOUND TO HAVE BROKEN OFF AT THE STUD RECEPTACLE ON THE STEERING YOKE SUPPORT. APRX 1/2 OF THE FRACTURE AREA WAS RUSTY. THE REMAINDER OF THE FRACTURE WAS A SHINY SILVER COLOR & APPEAR TO BE A RECENT FRACTURE.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FATIGUE

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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