NTSB Identification: FTW83LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22241.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1983 in DALLAS, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 65-90, registration: N29AA
Injuries: 10 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 PILOT SAID THAT THE APPROACH AND LANDING WERE NORMAL WITH THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR TOUCHING FIRST BECAUSE OF A SLIGHT X-WIND. JUST AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FAILED AND THE AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE FAILED GEAR REVEALED THE UPPER HALF OF THE THE SCISSOR ASSEMBLY SEPARATED, ALLOWING THE OLEO PISTON AND ATTACHED WHEEL ASSY TO SEPARATE FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE GEAR. EXAMINATION OF THE BROKEN SCISSOR ASSY REVEALED A SMALL FATIGUE CRACK IN THE SEPARATED AREA BUT THE ULTIMATE FAILURE WAS THE RESULT OF A LARGE OVERLOAD CONDITION WHICH HAD BEEN APPLIED TO THE PART ON SOME PREVIOUS OCCASION.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD

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