NTSB Identification: FTW02LA212.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 19, 2002 in Albuquerque, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 190, registration: N9854A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During the crosswind landing, the single-engine tailwheel equipped airplane traveled to the left, and then rolled along the left side of the runway before the left main landing gear collapsed. The left wing leading edge was crushed aft and five of the support ribs sustained structural damage. The left main landing gear attachment spring was sheared. The FAA inspector reported the "possibility the spring had a previously undetected fracture which, with the side loading, may have contributed to the failure of the landing gear." The wind was reported from 230 degrees at 7 knots and variable from 180 degrees to 250 degrees.


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

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control. A contributing factor was the crosswind.

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