NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 22, 1982 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/1983
Aircraft: OMAC 1, registration: N81PH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

N81PH WAS RETURNING FROM A TEST FLIGHT AND WHEN THE LANDING GEAR WAS LOWERED THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR FAILED TO LOCK. THE GEAR WAS CYCLED SEVERAL TIMES WITHOUT SUCCESS. DURING TOUCHDOWN THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST OFF THE RUNWAY. EXAMINATION OF THE LANDING GEAR REVEALED THAT THE GEAR LOCKING DEVICE FAILED TO ACTUATE WHEN THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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