NTSB Identification: MIA83LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21435.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1983 in JACKSONVILLE, FL
Aircraft: BEECH G18S, registration: N5BA
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL, WHILE ROLLING ON ALL 3 GEAR, THE TAILWHEEL FAILED & STEERED SIDEWAYS CAUSING THE ACFT TO VEER OFF THE RWY. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE TAILWHEEL TRUSS AXLE HAD FAILED. A FURTHER INSPECTION REVEALED THAT 50% OF THE FRACTURE SURFACE WAS RUSTED. ADDITIONALLY, THE ACFT HAD RECEIVED A PHASE 3 INSPECTION UNDER THE COMPANIES PROGRESSIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, 26 FLT HRS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THIS PHASE INSPECTION CALLED FOR INSPECTION & RETRACT TESTING OF THE LANDING GEAR SYS. COMPANY PERSONNEL STATED THAT INSPECTION OF THE TRUSS AXLE WAS NOT ACCOMPLISHED.

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

LANDING GEAR,TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY..FATIGUE

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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