NTSB Identification: ANC83IA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Saturday, October 02, 1982 in NEAR PORT HEIDE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4025W
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE WAS BACK TAXIING ALONG A BEACH AFTER LANDING AND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A TURN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. ON EXAMINATION, THE PILOT FOUND THAT A BOLT IN THE NOSE GEAR STEERING MECHANISM HAD FAILED DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEAR. THIS ALLOWED THE NOSE GEAR TO OVER ROTATE IN THE TURN, PUTTING SEVERE SIDE LOADS ON THE GEAR.

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

LANDING GEAR,STEERING SYSTEM..DISCONNECTED

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..WORN

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