NTSB Identification: CEN12LA147
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, February 02, 2012 in Kansas City, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/07/2013
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30, registration: N6564V
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 pilot reported that after touchdown, the airplane suddenly veered off the left side of the runway. During the runway excursion, the airplane struck the precision approach path indicator light system, resulting in substantial damage to both wings. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that a rod end bearing on the nosewheel steering pushrod failed. As a result, the pilot was unable to operate the nosewheel steering.

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

The failure of the nosewheel steering pushrod, which resulted in a loss of airplane directional control and runway excursion.

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