NTSB Identification: MKC83IA042
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Tuesday, December 21, 1982 in WATERLOO, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA31-350, registration: N600TS
Injuries: 2 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.

PRIOR TO LANDING N600TS REPORTEDLY HAD AN UNSAFE NOSE GEAR DOWN INDICATION. AT LANDING TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. EXAMINATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION HOWEVER THE BEARING ENDS, P/N 452-412, SHOWED EVIDENCE OF OVERLOAD FAILURE. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON A FAR 91 POSITIONING FLIGHT.

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

LANDING GEAR,NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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