NTSB Identification: CHI80FA046
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-6, registration: N111AS

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0006  80/6/10    INDIANAPOLIS,IN     DOUGLAS DC-6        CR-  0  0  3  NS/CTR REVENUE CARGO DOM  AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0710                    N111AS              PX-  0  0  0                            24, 4100 TOTAL HOURS, 600
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - INDIANAPOLIS INTL
        OPERATOR - ZANTOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLEVELAND,OH                INDIANAPOLIS,IN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: ON GROUND                              LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NOSEWHEEL STEERING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - VIBRATION,EXCESSIVE
        REMARKS- UPPER TORQUE LINK FAILED AT FATIGUE FRACTURE.PART OF LINK FOUND NR BGNG OF SEVERE NOSE WHL SHIMMY.

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