NTSB Identification: CEN14CA119
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Tulsa, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/13/2014
Aircraft: PIPER PA46 500TP, registration: N403KC
Injuries: 3 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 pilot said he "landed very smoothly" on runway 19R. During the landing roll the airplane began to pull "very hard to the left." The pilot applied right rudder; however, the airplane continued off of the runway, hit soft dirt, and stopped abruptly. An examination of the airplane revealed that the nose landing gear had collapsed and the left main landing gear tire was flat. Further examination revealed substantial damage to the engine mount, nose trunion, and firewall. The tube in the left main landing gear tire had failed. No other anomalies were reported by the pilot.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The loss of directional control while landing due to the failure of the inner tube in the left tire. Full narrative available
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