NTSB Identification: CHI82IA108
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Incident occurred Tuesday, March 30, 1982 in CHICAGO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1983
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA226TC, registration: N62Z
Injuries: 18 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE AIRCRAFT VEERED LEFT AT SLOW SPEED BUT THE VEER WAS CORRECTED. AT 60 KTS THE AIRCRAFT VEERED AGAIN AND WAS NOT CORRECTED. AIRCRAFT LEFT RUNWAY AND DAMAGED PROPS. SERVICE BULLETIN SA-226 NO. 103 DATED 01/20/82 STATES THAT LIMITS BE PLACED ON USE OF NOSE WHEEL STEERING AND PRE-TAKEOFF CHECK TO INSURE STEERING IS IN CASTOR MODE PRIOR TO TAKEOFF.

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

LANDING GEAR,STEERING SYSTEM..IMPROPER

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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