NTSB Identification: MIA83LA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6G, registration: N7618C
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.

DURING LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. INSPECTION SHOWED THE STRUT HAD SEPARATED IN THE UPPERMOST COMPONENT CONTAINING THE DOWNLOCK EAR THAT IS THREADED INTO THE UPPER BARREL OF THE SHOCK STRUT. EXAMINATION OF THE ASSEMBLY SHOWED EVIDENCE OF A PREVIOUS CRACK AND FATIQUE. THE AIRCRAFT HAD 3912 HOURS IN SERVICE.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUT..SEPARATION

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