NTSB Identification: NYC05LA116.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 2005 in Medina, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 421B, registration: N318RF
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The airplane landed on a 3,556-foot-long, 75-foot-wide, asphalt runway. Immediately after touchdown, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane veered left into a ditch. A piece of the left main landing gear upper trunnion assembly was recovered near the point of touchdown. Metallurgical examination of the component revealed that the fracture face exhibited evidence of overload, with no fatigue noted.

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

An overload failure of the left main landing gear attachment assembly.

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