NTSB Identification: ANC05LA136.
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Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, September 02, 2005 in Kotzebue, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 207, registration: N9964M
Injuries: 2 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.

The airline transport certificated pilot was landing a wheel-equipped airplane on a hard surface runway at the conclusion of a commuter air taxi flight. As the pilot lowered the nose wheel to the runway surface, the airplane veered to the left, and the right wingtip and propeller contacted the runway. The operator's director of maintenance reported that the airplane's right wing received structural damage to wing ribs and leading edge. He also indicated that the nose gear steering link, located between the nose gear steering shaft and the nose gear steering collar, was fractured, and the attaching tab on the steering collar was also broken. He said that the mechanism for the fracture of the steering collar tab and the steering link was not determined. The steering link was not found.

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

The failure of the nose gear steering mechanism during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of control and subsequent encounter with the runway.

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