NTSB Identification: NYC05CA091.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 2005 in Old Bridge, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Auster Mark 6, registration: N3675
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane landed on a 3,594-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, asphalt runway. During the landing roll, the right tailwheel steering arm separated, which caused an uncontrollable right turn. The airplane departed the right side of the runway, struck trees, and came to rest upright. Examination of the tailwheel steering arm revealed that the fracture was adjacent to an apparent weld. The fracture surface was consistent with overstress, with no evidence of fatigue or preexisting cracking.

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

An overload failure of the right tailwheel steering arm.

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