NTSB Identification: FTW83LA030
14 CFR Part 133: Rotorcraft Ext. Load
Accident occurred Monday, November 01, 1982 in ANDREWS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7521Z
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT THE PILOT LANDED ON A GRAVEL ROAD. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT SPEED WAS REDUCED TO ABOUT 25 MPH THE LEFT WHEEL BROKE AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEEL BOLTS PULLED OUT OF THE OUTER AND INNER SEPARATED HALVES.

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

LANDING GEAR,WHEEL..FAILURE,TOTAL

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