NTSB Identification: FTW83LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 11, 1982 in SAN ANTONIO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 414A, registration: N6599C
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO GET AN UP-AND-LOCKED INDICATION AFTER ATTEMPTING TO RETRACT THE LANDING GEAR. HE EXTENDED THE GEAR AND GOT A SAFE INDICATION (DOWN-AND-LOCKED). HE RETURNED TO THE AIRPORT AND LANDED. WHILE TAXIING OFF THE RUNWAY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR, DOWN LOCK ASSEMBLY WAS DEFECTIVE.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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