NTSB Identification: NYC67A0119
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NORTHEAST AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6B, registration: N6255C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0012  67/2/22    MAR-VINEYARD,MASS   DOUGLAS DC-6B       CR-  0  0  5  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1802                    N6255C              PX-  0  0 19                            41, 8689 TOTAL HOURS, 725
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MARTHAS VINEYARD
        OPERATOR - NORTHEAST AIRLINES,INC.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- LEFT LNDG GEAR STRUT PISTON FAILED. PART BELOW DESIGN TENSILE STRENGTH DUE TO PREVIOUS OVERHAUL.

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